Romania: Children in Public Care 2014
The situation of children in the special protection system and of children at risk of separation from their family
This book presents the results of this research on more than 52,000 children placed in public care in Romania (in special protection) who receive family or residential-type protection services, as shown in Intrograph Chart 1, as well as on the children at risk of separation from their families from the source communities. In order to fulfill the research objectives, various quantitative and qualitative data were collected.
The whole analysis in this volume is child-centered, encompassing both children in the special protection system and children at risk of separation from their family. We attempt to answer the following questions. What is their profile? What families do they come from? By which routes do they enter the system? Which are the root causes of their separation from the family? What kind of community support have they received, if any, before entering the system? How does the transition
from family to public care occur? How are children placed in different types of services? How are individualized plans of intervention developed? By which routes do they leave the system? What are their chances of being reintegrated into the family? The themes addressed are organized according to the NAPCRA’s vision in three phases: (1) before entering the system; (2) within the system; and (3) leaving the system.