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1 MOBILE TEAMS AND CENTERS FOR SOCIAL WORK together in community mobilization for the enhanced child protection SEE Consultation Reform of the Child Care System: Taking Stock and Accelerating Action Working Group 1 Organisation of Statutory Services at the Sub-national level Presenter: Dusica Vujacic-Richer, UNICEF Belgrade

2 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita MOBILE TEAMS & CSW FOR COMPREHENSIVE CHILD PROTECTION PILOTED IN JULY 2001 IN 4 MUNICIPALITIES IN SERBIA PARTNERSHIP btw GO (Centers for social work) and the NGO (Mobile teams) FOR ENHANCED CHILD PROTECTION FOCUS: ALL INVISIBLE CHILDREN children victims of abuse/neglect children deprived of parental care children w/ disabilities children in conflict with the law children disadvantaged on ethnic grounds/minority children street children….

3 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENT International NGO JEN direct UNICEF partner acting as umbrella organisation for 3 local NGOs: Amity, Horizons, and Sunce and their respective Mobile Teams Centers for Social work staff Local governments - 4/12 municipalities

4 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita START UP CAPACITY BUILDING OF GO&NGO STAFF PROVISION OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT IN CSW AND THE RELATED TRAININGS DEVELOPMENT OF METHODOLOGY AND ASSESMENT & PROGRESS MONITORING TOOLS

5 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita PROJECT ACTIVITIES Identification of children at risk & determination of a risk level Provision of psychosocial support on spot Organisation of case management conferences by CSW Development of the individual protection plans in the best interest of the child w/ clear division of roles and responsibilities Implementation of IPPs and the follow up: Provision of counselling services to the child/parents/family/referrals to other services providers Mobilising local community resources if required in particular case Evidencing- disaggregated data base in CSW- and progress monitoring Awareness raising on child rights in local communities

6 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita RESULTS children assessed & supported 67% were newly identified children Risk level: 35% high, 45%medium, 20% low Gender: 54% male, 46% girls 52% urban/48% rural Age: 7% babies less than 12 months, 1-5y= 19%, 6-10y =33%, =31% =10% 8,467 home visits conducted

7 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita EVALUATION- external Quantitative: Statistically significant difference of the starting and closure risk level at 0,01 Qualitative: perception of families and children on MTs work (random sample of families/children pulled out from the CSW data base) indicated the following: Average number of repeated home visits= 4,8 Satisfaction of MTs work- average grade 4,23 on the 1-5 scale 75% of the respondents prioritised the counselling services provided by MTs as the most valuable

8 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita EVALUATION- internal Outreach capacity of social protection services strengthened Model of provision of individualized and comprehensive care and protection is set up Service delivery and organization of social protection upgraded Multidisciplinary approach in child protection The experience of cooperation between GO and NGO sectors -advantages of the coordinated joint action of complementary sectors for enhanced child protection

9 Za svako dete: zdravlje, obrazovanje, jednakost, zaštita CHALLENGES Sustainability Mainstreaming of good practices Data collection at national and sub-national levels Accreditation and licensing to enable pluralism of service providers No law on NGOs


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