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CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA I love. I do not hit. The whole Europe against child abuse Warsaw, March 3-4, 2011.

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1 CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA I love. I do not hit. The whole Europe against child abuse Warsaw, March 3-4, 2011 Protection of children from violence: international principles and national challenges focusing on children‘s rights Placioji str. 10, Vilnius, Lithuania, tel./fax. (+370 5) , Placioji str. 10, Vilnius, Lithuania, tel./fax. (+370 5) ,

2 CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA International priciples to protect children from violence No violence against children is justifiable. Children should never receive less protection than adults. All violence against children is preventable. States must invest in evidence-based policies and programmes to address factors that give rise to violence against children. States have the primary responsibility to uphold children’s rights to protection and access to services, and to support families’ capacity to provide children with care in safe environment. States have the obligation to ensure accountability in every case of violence.

3 CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA Current legal framework : Law on Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child Civil Code Code of Administrative Offences Criminal Code Corporal punishment of children does not fall under definitions of physical or psychical torture or definitions of a body of a crime, misdemeanour or disturbance, provided for by laws

4 CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA Legal acts to be adopted: Law on Child Welfare Law on Protection of Violence within Private Space

5 CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA Prevention of factors causing violence: Concept of Child Welfare Policies Strategy on Child Welfare Policies and a Plan of Measures for the Implementation of the Strategy on Child Welfare Policies for the year National Programme for the Prevention of Violence against Children and Assistance of Children

6 CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA Support for families: parental education as a new direction of family support 60 municipal Offices for the Protection of the Rights of the Child 670 social workers, dealing with more than 11 thousand social risk families, where 24 thousand of children grow

7 CHILDREN‘S RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA Number of reports to municipal Offices for the Protection of the Rights of the Child of children who experienced violence


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