PDF - Children's rights and social services (2016)
Report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Recommendation on children’s rights and social services friendly to children and families
Social services are the most immediate and direct means through which the state guarantees children’s rights.
The way social services function, interact with and serve children and families on a daily basis is critical to the harmonious development of the child, the preservation of family unity and, ultimately, well-being in society.
OVERARCHING IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES
Legislation reflecting the Recommendation’s provisions
National and local level: decentralisation
Financing in the context of austerity
Dissemination of the Recommendation
IMPLEMENTATION OF FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
Best interest of the child
Right to participation
Right to protection
IMPLEMENTING STANDARDS ON SOCIAL SERVICES FRIENDLY TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Standards, protocols and regulations
Awareness-raising campaigns on children’s rights in the context of social services
Professional competency: training, supervision and accountability
Safety of the child
Co-operation between social services across borders
Monitoring and evaluation of services
Appendix to Recommendation CM/Rec(2011)12
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