The Institute for Social Activities and Practices and the Animus Association Foundation have started working together on a European-funded project called BODROZI.
The main objective of the project is to optimize the response of the child protection authorities in Bulgaria in cases of domestic violence in which children are involved children, whether as victims or as witnesses.
In our country there is an established practice for work in cases of children victims of violence - Coordination mechanism, which describes the work of different institutions. However, cases of domestic violence against children remain outside the scope of the Coordination Mechanism and therefore no cross-sectoral response is always observed in such situations. At the same time, in different settlements there are practices of working together on such cases that remain local.
That is why the BODROZI project unites the support of a number of institutions already at the application stage - the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the ASA, UNICEF-Bulgaria and the municipalities of Shumen and Montana. It envisages active work with the institutions for consulting and approval of a number of training materials on the project and further training of more than 1000 specialists throughout the country. It is also envisaged to consolidate national experience and good practice in dealing with cases of child victims / witnesses of domestic violence - such as the Centers for Advocacy and Protection for Child Victims of Violence "Zone of the Wing", to be incorporated into the training materials and disseminated accordingly. the country. As a result, the practice of working with child victims or witnesses of domestic violence will be improved.