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1 Gate Keeping at National and Local Level This presentation will probably involve audience discussion, which will create action items. Use PowerPoint to keep track of these action items during your presentation In Slide Show, click on the right mouse button Select Meeting Minder Select the Action Items tab Type in action items as they come up Click OK to dismiss this box This will automatically create an Action Item slide at the end of your presentation with your points entered.
2 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level CHILDS RIGHTS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL The local public administration authorities Municipalities, towns and communes The social assistance public service (SPAS) Monitors the situation of the children residing on its territory as well as the way their rights are respected Accomplishes all the necessary activities in order to prevent the separation of the child from his/her family - elaborates service plans according to the specific situations - have the obligation to organize day care services (in order to prevent separation)
3 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level CHILDS RIGHTS AT THE COUNTY LEVEL General Direction of social assistance and child protection The General Direction of social assistance and child protection (DGASPC) performs a complementary activity to the one carried on by the SPAS: if after granting all the services and allowances foreseen in the service plan, it comes to the conclusion that the child can no longer remain with his/her parents, SPAS will notify the DGASPC, in order to evaluate the case and provide for specialised services, and eventually grant a special protection measure for the child. - residential type services - family type services
4 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level CHILDS RIGHTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL The main central public authorities with attribution in setting up and ensuring that the legislation within this field is respected Are the following: The National Authority for the Protection of Childs Rights (NAPCR) The Romanian Office for Adoptions (ROA)
5 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level National Authority for the Protection of Childs Rights (NAPCR) The National Authority for the Protection of Childs Rights (NAPCR) is organised and functions as a specialized body of the public central administration, providing on the Romanian territory the respect of all the children rights by intervening, according to the law in the administrative and judicial procedures concerning the respect and promotion of children rights.
6 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level National Authority for the Protection of Children Rights (NAPCR) Other central public administration authorities with responsibilities in what the respect and promotion of children rights are concerned, within their activity field, are the following: –The Ministry of Labour, Family and equality of Chances; –The Ministry of Education and Research; –The Ministry of Public Health; –The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administrative Reform; –The Ministry of External Affairs; –The Ministry of Culture and Cults; –The Ministry of Justice; –The Ombudsman; –The National Council for Combating the Discrimination.
7 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level INSTITUTIONAL ORGANISATION
8 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level I. QUALITATIVE EVALUATION – RESPECTING THE QUALITY STANDARDS II. QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION – SOCIAL INDICATORS DATA COLLECTION GATE KEEPING AND MONITORING ACTIVITY
9 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level I. QUALITATIVE EVALUATION – RESPECTING THE QUALITY STANDARDS NAPCR -Inspects the way public or private authorities respects the quality standards. -Issues the functioning license for the services destined to prevent the separation of the child from his/her family, as well as the special protection services destined to the situations when the child is temporarily or definitive missing the protection from the parents. -The functioning license is released based on the complying with all standards corresponding to the services, standards which are elaborated by the NAPCR.
10 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level Starting from the children rights as they are mentioned in the CRC, the indicators used by the UNO Committee as well as the problems Romania is confronting today with, we have tried to identify the indicators which were not collected untill now in any of the central institutions. Those indicators lies at the very base of the new instrument of data collection – The MONITORING FICHE This instrument is transmitted to the DGASPC that, in their turn collect the data at the local level, and after that transmit it to the NAPCR. GATE KEEPING AND MONITORING ACTIVITY
11 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level DATA COLLECTION I.Data analysis II Standards elaboration and revision III Elaboration of policies and standards
12 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level BIRTH REGISTRATION Children whose birth registration is made after the legal term oChildren with both parents registered in the birth certificate, oChildren with only one parent registered in the birth certificate oChildren with no parent mentioned in the birth certificate Details provided depending on the moment when the birth declaration was made SPARE TIME AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES oPublic playgrounds set up by the local town-halls oPrivate playgrounds EXAMPLES OF DATA COLLECTION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
13 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level The separation causes for the children within the Special Protection System oParents death oMissing of the parents oParents whose parental rights were withdrawn oPoverty oAbuse and Neglect oChild with Disability oParents with disabilities oOthers EXAMPLES OF DATA COLECTED AT THE DGASPC LEVEL
14 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level HEALTH AND WELFARE The number of children with disabilities Plans of services The educational form attended oMainstream education oSpecial education oSpecial integrated education oIndividual oGroup oCompact class oOther situations EXAMPLES OF DATA COLLECTED AT THE DGASPC LEVEL
15 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level CMTIS = informatic system for keeping the evidence of the children existing within the child special protection system, coordinated through a server existing at the NAPCR level. Each DGASPC has 4 computers offered by the NAPCR where the data concerning the children within the special protection system is introduced by the users who have received a prior agreement (user name and access password) from the NAPCR. It consists of three modules: Child – has all the data concerning the active cases found within the evidence of DGASPC – temporarily separated from their parents. Personal – keeps the information concerning the hired personnel within the child special protection system. Financial – keeps all the financial data, such as expenses related to the child rights, personnel expenses, utilities, the units themselves, etc. This module is under implementation. Child Monitoring and Tracking Information System - CMTIS
16 Gate Keeping at National and Sub National Level INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CHILD AVAILABLE IN CMTIS Child identification data Health information School situation Legal situation Decisions and other administrative decisions Services offered to the child Child situation Final objective Data concerning the persons the child relates to History of the child
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