Editors note: In early 2019 we launched an open call for PROMISE 3 partners saught those who were ready to take advantage of the PROMISE 3 offerings, and who had an ambition to be founders of the PROMISE Barnahus Network
Gordana, one of our key resources in the PROMISE Project and the European Barnahus Movement has through her vision, expertise and generous contributions played a key role in placing child protection and multidisciplinary interventions for child victims of violence on the map, not only in Croatia, but across Europe.
Slovenia adopts a declaration on the creation of a Children’s House for child victims of sexual abuse
On signing and adopting this Declaration, Slovenia has joined the club of the Council of Europe member states stepping out of the shadows, bringing the reality of children being sexually abused into the light and offering them a safety net.
Lithuanian MD/IA centre provides temporary accommodation, trains 1000+ specialists in identifying sexual abuse among children
The Centre is unique among the European Barnahus and similar setups, in that it has 10 places for children and their carers to stay overnight if needed. The average stay is about 3 days, sometimes longer.
Children should not have to give evidence in court. The Scottish Government has committed to exploring the application of Barnahus through both its Programme for Government 2018-19 and the Equally Safe delivery plan – a Scottish and Local Government-led strategy which seeks to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls.