Deinstitutionalisation of Child Care
The child care deinstitutionalisation process aims to change the philosophy of child care, with a focus on risk prevention, early intervention, family support and provision of family or close to family environment. The National Strategy “Vision for Deinstitutionalisation of Children in the Republic of Bulgaria” and its Action Plan are the key towards the development of the reform. The aim isto have all specialized institutions for children closed within 15 years. Implementing the basic tasks set out in the Action Plan will contribute to the development of alternative services, including new community-based social services. At the same time, progress is achieved in improving the mechanisms for ensuring the sustainability of these services and for efficient use of resources, which will make it possible to gradually close the existing specialized institutions.
· Up-to-date Information
Monitoring reports on the implementation of the Action Plan for implementation of the National Strategy “Vision for Deinstitutionalisation of Children in the Republic of Bulgaria”, for the periods: November 2010 – June 2011; June 2011 – June 2012; July 2012 – June 2013; July 2013 – June 2014.