The Institute for Social Activities and Practices is a part of the international project PROMIS 3 (2020-2022).

The mission of PROMIS is to support the right of children to be heard and to be assisted when taking part in court proceedings in closed or criminal cases.

The aim of PROMIS is to accelerate progress across Europe in providing multidisciplinary services for child victims of violence. The long-term headline target can adopt and implement legislative, administrative, health, social and educational measures to prevent and address violence against children and implement effective, comprehensive and sustainable procedures and services to ensure identification, reporting, adjustment, follow-up and recovery. from the violence experienced.

The activities of PROMIS are based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the relevant legal frameworks of the Council of Europe and the European Union, professional guidelines and quality standards Barnachus, including:


  • Children’s rights to participation, including to be heard and receive adequate information throughout all interventions and proceedings, from initial disclosure is fulfilled without causing (re)traumatisation (UNCRC article 12, 17. Barnahus Quality Standards 1.2, 5.4, 6, 7.5, 8.3);
  • Multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration during investigations, procedures, diagnostic and needs assessments and service delivery, with the aim of avoiding (re)-traumatisation and securing outcomes that are in the best interests of the child (Barnahus Quality Standards 1.1, 2, 5, 6.4, 7.4, 9);
  • Comprehensive and accessible services that meet the individual and complex needs of the child and her/his non-offending family or caregivers, provided without undue delay and in the best interests of the child (CRC article 19, 39, Barnahus Quality Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2,4, 5.4, 7, 8);
  • High professional standards, training and adequate resources for staff working with child witnesses and victims of violence (CRC article 19, Barnahus Quality Standards 6.2, 7.3, 8.2, 9);
  • Access to integrated services for all children who are victims and/or witness of all forms of violence, without any form of discrimination. Special efforts are made to reach all children, including the most vulnerable and marginalised (CRC article 2, Barnahus Quality Standard 3.1, 3.2).


PROMISE started fulfilling this vision through the first PROMIS project (2015-2017), which brought together stakeholders to share experience and knowledge and jointly develop Barnachus quality standards.

Work continues in the second PROMIS project (2017-2019), which encourages progress at the national level towards achieving Barnachus standards.

Promise 3 (2020-2022) expands activities to include university training, case management tools, the establishment of a European Competence Center and the establishment of an accreditation system.

The Institute for Social Activities and Practices is a member - the basis of the PROMIS Barnachus network.

The service "Zona ZaKrila", which offers us in unison with these standards for interdisciplinary and interdepartmental work. The network was established in 2019 for the purpose of constructive exchange of good practices. Network activities can be linked to: • Establishment of a European competence center for Barnachus. Activities within the framework of internationally recognized training in criminal interrogation and training in therapy at university level. Additional training modules cover topics on the EU legal context for Barnachus, setting up and working in multidisciplinary teams, practicing interview skills and therapy with a child avatar before meeting children, and building a common understanding of a child.

  • Maintaining the practical ones, through access to training, teaching and preparation of practical tools;
  • Use of recognition, training, support, training and tools to assess the progress of direct practical training in accordance with Barnachus standards;
  • Sharing experience, exchange and mutual learning;
  • Expanding the scope and recognizability;
  • Explore funding opportunities and partnerships;
  • Deployment of PROMIS Hub - specialized management software;
  • Creating a professional network of managers and social workers;
  • Regular mapping of existing Barnachus practice in Europe;
  • Engaging a working group for children's participation to evaluate methodologies and tools;
  • Review of the quality standards of PROMIS Barnachus, including child participation.

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