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Chairperson: Ms. Nelli Petrova-Dimitrova, Associate Professor in Social Pedagogy, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Technical Resource Person: Ms. Vesna Bosnjak, Senior Expert Consultant, UNICEF
Rapporteur: Ms. Gulsana Turusbekova, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Kyrgyzstan


Topic I: Types of family substitute services

Ms. Anna Nordenmark Severinsson, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF regional Office for CEE/CIS
An overview of types of family substitute care services in Central Asia and Azerbaijan

Ms. Nelli  Petrova, Associate Professor in Social Pedagogy, Sofia University, Bulgaria
The development of family based alternative care services, incl. foster care in the context of the child care system reform in Bulgaria – lessons learned


Topic II: New emerging types of alternative care – challenges and lessons learned

Ms. Manshuk Abdikarim, ,Head of Guardianship and Assistance to Children Department, Child Rights Protection Committee, Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan
Introducing alternative care for children, experience and lessons learned in Kazakhstan

Ms. Olga Shalkovskaya, Head of the fostering team of Children’s Home No19 and Foster Care Centre, Moscow, Russia
Lessons learned of patronat and alternative family based care in Russia


Topic III: “Out of home” placements in collective settings

Mr. Osman Bilgin, Head of the Child Services Department, Social Services and Child Protection Agency, Turkey
Lessons learned on transformation of large state orphanages to smaller group housing in Turkey; Standards for care, accreditation and inspection. English | Türk

Ms. Vesna Bosnjak, Senior Consultant Expert Child Care Reform, UNICEF
Limiting the use of residential care through standardization and financing of alternative services



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