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The “Four rooms”

The “Four rooms”

What exactly are these “four rooms” at Barnahus, embedded in a multidisciplinary and interagency environment? And what support does the PROMISE Barnahus Network give its members in this regard? Read on to learn more.

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Barnahus step by step

Barnahus step by step

There’s a continuum of 5 steps that we see play out in countries establishing Barnahus. Read on to learn more about each step and the resources, courses, and other forms of support the Network provides to support your work through each step. We invite you to explore the courses and support, publications and webinars that the PROMISE Barnahus Network provides.

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Mapping results 2020

Mapping results 2020

To support the ‘knowledge’ piece of the puzzle, in 2020 we mapped the practice in Europe. We highlight some of the findings here, paired with what the PROMISE Barnahus Quality Standards has to say about each data point.

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Barnahus in the news – Fall 2018

Barnahus in the news – Fall 2018

Barnahus Tartu, Estonia opened on 26 September. This is the second service in Estonia, which was a pilot country in PROMISE 1 and a partner in PROMISE 2.
Childhood Haus Leipzig, Germany opened on 27 September. This is the first service to launch in Germany, which was a pilot country in PROMISE 1 and a partner in PROMISE 2.

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UK’s first Child Houses for young victims of sexual abuse have launched

UK’s first Child Houses for young victims of sexual abuse have launched

The Lighthouse team will work together to support children, young people and their families through their journey. We have specially trained medical professionals, specialist therapists, advocates, police officers and social workers on hand to help with children’s recoveries. And we make sure all the children we support receive all of this in one familiar and child-friendly place.

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From pilot country to model country

From pilot country to model country

In 2015, thirteen countries joined the PROMISE vision to promote child-friendly, multi-disciplinary and interagency services supporting child victims and witnesses of violence. The efforts to consolidate support for Barnahus or comparable models in these countries has been brewing for some time – often years.

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Barnahus in the news – fall 2016

Barnahus in the news – fall 2016

This spring the BBC produced a 3-minute clip about the Icelandic Barnahus and the momentum in the UK to implement the model. The BBC reports the Children’s Commissioner for England would like to pilot the model, and Home Office funded pilot schemes should start next year.

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Swedish experts join roundtable in Germany on interdisciplinary teamwork

Swedish experts join roundtable in Germany on interdisciplinary teamwork

On 26 June 2018, a roundtable was organized on child-friendly and interdisciplinary approaches to suspicion, assistance and criminal case handling in cases of sexual abuse. PROMISE Experts Britta Bäumer from Barnahus Stockholm and Helena Asplund from Barnahus Linköping were on hand to give the Swedish perspective. The meeting was organized by the World Childhood Foundation Germany as part of the PROMISE 2 project.

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PROMISE 2 is launched

PROMISE 2 is launched

The PROMISE 2 partnership is proud to announce the work to promote progress in establishing and operating Barnahus, or similar models, at national level in several European countries has begun. We met in Stockholm in January 2018 to plan the core tasks:

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From pilot country to model country

From pilot country to model country

In 2015, thirteen countries joined the PROMISE vision to promote child-friendly, multi-disciplinary and interagency services supporting child victims and witnesses of violence. The efforts to consolidate support for Barnahus or comparable models in these countries has been brewing for some time – often years.

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PROMISE 2 is launched

PROMISE 2 is launched

The PROMISE 2 partnership is proud to announce the work to promote progress in establishing and operating Barnahus, or similar models, at national level in several European countries has begun. We met in Stockholm in January 2018 to plan the core tasks:

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From pilot country to model country

From pilot country to model country

In 2015, thirteen countries joined the PROMISE vision to promote child-friendly, multi-disciplinary and interagency services supporting child victims and witnesses of violence. The efforts to consolidate support for Barnahus or comparable models in these countries has been brewing for some time – often years.

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Barnahus in the news – fall 2016

Barnahus in the news – fall 2016

This spring the BBC produced a 3-minute clip about the Icelandic Barnahus and the momentum in the UK to implement the model. The BBC reports the Children’s Commissioner for England would like to pilot the model, and Home Office funded pilot schemes should start next year.

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From pilot country to model country

From pilot country to model country

In 2015, thirteen countries joined the PROMISE vision to promote child-friendly, multi-disciplinary and interagency services supporting child victims and witnesses of violence. The efforts to consolidate support for Barnahus or comparable models in these countries has been brewing for some time – often years.

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PROMISE 2 is launched

PROMISE 2 is launched

The PROMISE 2 partnership is proud to announce the work to promote progress in establishing and operating Barnahus, or similar models, at national level in several European countries has begun. We met in Stockholm in January 2018 to plan the core tasks:

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From pilot country to model country

From pilot country to model country

In 2015, thirteen countries joined the PROMISE vision to promote child-friendly, multi-disciplinary and interagency services supporting child victims and witnesses of violence. The efforts to consolidate support for Barnahus or comparable models in these countries has been brewing for some time – often years.

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Cutting ribbons in Hungary

Cutting ribbons in Hungary

Warmest congratulations to Hungary, a PROMISE Pilot Country, for its formal opening of the Barnahus in Szombathely. Among those pictured cutting the ribbon is Bragi Guðbrandsson, General Director of the Icelandic Agency for Child protection and also one of our esteemed experts on the PROMISE Project. There are several initiatives in Hungary that are working to establish child friendly centres. Maria Dr. Mária Lazáryné Illés, one of our pilot country representatives, was influential in formally opening this particular location.

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