Social Activities and Practice Institute
Social inclusion of children in conflict with the law - new models and practices
According to the existing Bulgarian legislation the main instrument for working with children in conflict with the law are the corrective measures of LFASAMU. Their efficiency is a subject of many discussions. One of the measures that is often applied, for example, is the placement of children in Socio-Pedagogical Boarding Institutions (SPBI) and Corrective Boarding Schools (CBS), and this is defined as an “corrective measure”, but in essence it has the ...
Increasing the competence of probation officers
The introduction of probation as an alternative to detention represents one of the achievements of the reform in criminal justice in our country. The creation of probation services happened with the support of a number of European countries. A number of trainings were held, and methodological help was provided from the very beginning. Introduced were an individual assessment of the criminal offenders, and individual planning of the execution of the sentence, ...
Listen to the child - justice befriends the child
The project “Listen to the child – justice befriends the child” aims to improve the situation of child victims or witnesses of violence, involved in legal proceedings, by introducing an integrated approach towards the child, based on an individual assessment of their specific needs. It is implemented withi 24 months in four European countries – Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, and France, and in partn ...
A package of integrative services for guaranteeing the rights of children participants in legal procedures
According to the international standards it is necessary that child justice introduces the principle for guaranteeing the best interest of the child. The project stimulates the participation of non-government organizations in the reformation of the system and the application of the international standards for child-friendly justice by working: to contribute for the provision of child-friendly justice; to support the hearing/interrogation of children victims ...
Improving the quality of care the "Assen Zlatarov" Home for Children Deprived of Parental Care
The Social Activities and Practices Institute managed the Home for Children deprived of parental care “Assen Zlatarov” in Sofia between September 2013 and September 2015. The main goal that the team had during the implementation of the project was to improve the quality of life of the children from the Home through a more active sharing of the care provided to them on the part of the biological families, the protectio ...
Integrated social service at the advantage of the justice system
The practice in the work of the state and non-government structures related to the guaranteeing of the rights of the children during the last few years undoubtedly indicates that one of the most often encountered risk situations for children are related to violence within the family. According to the data provided by the LCFABAMU to the Municipality of Vidin and some of the Social Support Directorates in the Municipality of Vidin, in 2011 105 children in Vidin are registered to have ...
Right of the children victims to psychological help and child-friendly justice procedures
The project started in June 2011 and will continue until May 2013. SAPI is a partner of the leading organization Nobody's Children - Poland in its implementation, which takes place in a total of 4 countries: Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia. The project is aimed at the basic key components: Establishment of a network of professionals, focused on supporting children who have experienced violence, as well as establishment of a sustainable partnership with t ...
Bientretans - a Network of Resilience
The project „Bientretans – a Network of Resilience“ attempts to pose the question about the good treatment as an alternative to maltreatment. It is funded by the OAK Foundation and was implemented in partnership with four schools and four kindergartens in the country in the period 2013 -2015. During the first year the activities were focused on the schools in order to stress the role of the school institution as a main protec ...
Family for each child
The activities are carried out within the project "Family for Every Child" implemented by UNICEF-Bulgaria. The services were provided by the Municipality of Shumen through the Complex for Social Services for Children and Families, and especially through the Community Support Centre and Unit "Mother and Baby", managed by SAPI. ...
Expansion of the model of foster care in Bulgaria
Заложените дейности имат за цел да подкрепят процеса на деинституционализация на грижите за деца чрез развитие на социалната услуга „приемна грижа" в осем области на страната. В рамките на проекта ще бъдат изградени осем Регионални центрове за приемна грижа, които ще покриват следните области: Велико Търново, Габрово, Перник, Смолян, София-град, София област, Търговище и Шумен. Координирането на дейностите на ниво област ще даде тласък на усилия ...
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