Presentation on theme: "UNICEFs contribution to the reform Perspectives on child protection Dita Reichenberg, Regional Advisor, Child Protection, CEE/CIS."— Presentation transcript:
UNICEFs contribution to the reform Perspectives on child protection Dita Reichenberg, Regional Advisor, Child Protection, CEE/CIS
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 2Overview Progress of reforms and challenges in South East Europe Situation of children A way forward Role of international organizations
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 3 Progress of the reform in SEE, Policy & vision for the refrom: decentralization, pluralism, deinstitutionalization, continuum of services; Legislative changes: Rights of children, continuum to address risk rather than « groups » Continuum of services: Family support, family substitute Plurality of service providers: public & private Gatekeeping: new statutory services, standards, licensing and inspections Decentralization: Planning and management of services and welfare functions Deinstitutionalization: closing down & transformation of residential institutions Cash assistance: better targetting and linking to social service provision
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 4 Child care trend – the good news! See country profiles for source details. Analysis based on data from 8 countries, excluding Serbia and Kosovo. Data for Montenegro, which is available for 2000, 2002 and 2004 only has extrapolated to the following missing years.
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 7 Children most vulnerable to poverty * Poverty Rates set at $PPP 2.15/day (World Bank 2005 - see country profiles). Results shown for countries with available data. Ratio of poverty rates* between children and total population
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 8 Economic growth – but not for welfare of children!
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 9 Making child rights central!
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 10 The continuum of services Closure & reintegration
UNICEF Regional office CEE/CIS 11 The continuum of services Closure & reintegration Family support services Statutory services Family substitute / family support services Statutory services