Preventing family separations

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Preventing family separations - Photo slideshow from the Ministerial Conference in Bulgaria - 21/22 November 2012

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Preventing family separations

  1. 1. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 Preventing the separation of young children by supporting families is a priority !
  2. 2. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 1.3 million children are separated from their families in this region. About half of them are institutions.
  3. 3. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 Some 31,000 of those in institutions are under the age of three. In fact, these babies, infants and toddlers are the ones most at risk of being placed in institutions.
  4. 4. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 For every day that small children spend in institutions, they risk developmental delays, and even brain damage.
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  9. 9. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 No matter how committed staff members are No matter how good the physical conditions are, Institutions can never provide the love and care a family can give.
  10. 10. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 Poverty should never be a reason why a child is placed in alternative care! With the right support, families can stay together.
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  17. 17. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 For families at risk of disintegration to stay together, they need support.
  18. 18. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 Most of all, they need services: day care while family members are working, rehabilitation for a child with disabilities, or help to find a job…
  19. 19. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 But sometimes, they also need emergency assistance: help with housing, financial support, help to get rid of a drug addiction.
  20. 20. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 Family-based care can provide children with what they need the most: love and individual care.
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  29. 29. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 Yet, even if most people would agree with these principles, more needs to be done to fully develop foster care for babies and give families adequate support.
  30. 30. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 Let`s work together … So every child can have a family.
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  32. 32. nd Tell on Social ProtectionBonn, 2011 These photos were taken in Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Serbia © UNICEF/2011/KateHolt Photo and music editing by New Age Studio

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