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Project “Children and Families” – Plovdiv and Haskovo

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Period of execution: 1997 – 2002   Description: The project “Children and families” was realized in the cities of Plovdiv and Haskovo Municipalities in partnership with national and local authorities. The project demonstrated the effective functioning of a range of alternatives to institutional care services in the community for the first time in Bulgaria, which aim to prevent the separation of families and leaving children at social homes (prevention); to reintegrate children from social homes to their biological families (reintegration); and to accommodate children at foster families (foster care). Thanks to the project, 200 children did not enter into specialized institutions, and 8 children found foster parents. The project introduced foster care for the first time as well as the services of returning children from homes and the prevention of abandonment. The model “Department for the child and the family” was also created for the first time. This model was implemented at a national level and became a base for the now existing departments for child protection. “For Our Children” foundation is proud of the efforts it has invested in the creation of the national policy and the child protection system in our…

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Program “Foster care”

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Period of execution: 1993 – 2002   Description: The program “Foster care” is realized in partnership with “Sirak Fond”. The main purposes are to ensure opportunities for the transitioning of the children from institutional to family care as well as to confirm foster care as a primary alternative to the existing system for institutional care and advocacy for positive changes in the Bulgarian legislation, regarding child protection. 41 children and their families were helped during the execution of the…

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