Developing a Child Protection Safety Net (2009-2012)

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Terre des hommes (mission in Albania)
+41 58 611 06 66

Project information – start and end date (if available)
20.10.2001. - 20.12.2004.

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The main overall achievement of the project is institutionalization of the child protection safety net at local, regional and national level targeting state officials, local government officials, vulnerable communities such as Roma and Egyptian, residential institutions, vulnerable children and NGOs.
For CPSN project, the main specific objective is: By April 2012, in Albania, a child protection safety net has been tested in selected municipalities and is able to protect children against trafficking and other forms of abuses, violence, exploitation or neglect and applying national standards. This objective is already met.

Results of the project
1. Three new Child Protection Units have been established reaching a total of 10 established since 2006. Child Protection Protocol for Child Protection Workers has been prepared and officially launched. "Child protection - Manual for the schools" and "Training handbook for child protection" have been finalized, officially launched and institutionalized within the pre-university education system. The module on child protection in the school has been incorporated in the curricula of 6 Universities (4 public and 2 private ones). A national training program on "Child protection in the school" for teachers, school directors and school psychologists has been prepared
Result 6: 6. Two new Community Counseling Groups have been established to mobilize vulnerable Roma communities reaching a total of 8 groups established by the project since 2006. Increased recognition of the role of the Community Counseling Groups at both local and community level through regular round tables held to address issues of Roma community, in general, and Roma children, in particular. A National round table has been organized to address issues of child protection in the school in close colaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science. Recommendations provided for child protection in the school and the role of the school psychologists have been already incorporated in the new law on pre-university education system. Recommendations provided for child protection have been already incorporated in the new law on the protection of the rights of the child

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 8743
Roma beneficiaries: 1952
Romani women beneficiaries: 439

Sources of funding
Terre des hommes (mission in Albania)

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