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Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Announcing 6 Barnahus openings during January to May 2022, the outcome of Cyprus’ UN CRC periodic report, Scotland’s Barnahus vision, and South Korea’s referencing of the Barnahus model, and more.

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Slovenian Barnahus law in English

Slovenian Barnahus law in English

The Slovenian Barnahus law is now available in English. The articles of this comprehensive law cover, for example: the principles of comprehensive treatment; personal data, databases and storage, and more …

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Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

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Introducing the founding members of the Network

Introducing the founding members of the Network

The founding members of the PROMISE Barnahus Network have made a notable impact on the spread of Barnahus throughout Europe and are committed to promoting this model of multi-disciplinary and interagency interventions for child victims and witnesses of violence.

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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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Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

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Introducing the founding members of the Network

Introducing the founding members of the Network

The founding members of the PROMISE Barnahus Network have made a notable impact on the spread of Barnahus throughout Europe and are committed to promoting this model of multi-disciplinary and interagency interventions for child victims and witnesses of violence.

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Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Announcing 6 Barnahus openings during January to May 2022, the outcome of Cyprus’ UN CRC periodic report, Scotland’s Barnahus vision, and South Korea’s referencing of the Barnahus model, and more.

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Introducing the founding members of the Network

Introducing the founding members of the Network

The founding members of the PROMISE Barnahus Network have made a notable impact on the spread of Barnahus throughout Europe and are committed to promoting this model of multi-disciplinary and interagency interventions for child victims and witnesses of violence.

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Barnahus Linköping trains Cyprus on therapy models for cases of child abuse

Barnahus Linköping trains Cyprus on therapy models for cases of child abuse

On 5-6 December 2018, Hope for Children organised a training featuring Helena Asplund Carlqvist, Psychologist and Anna Nelson, Psychotherapist and Coordinator of Barnahus Linköping, Sweden. The main content of the training was on therapy models that are helpful for psychologists and social workers since they contain specific protocols and actions to be taken in cases of child abuse. The training was framed around the Barnahus Quality Standards and the need for a child-friendly justice system.

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Professionals in Cyprus trained by UK experts on a medical evaluation

Professionals in Cyprus trained by UK experts on a medical evaluation

The aim of the training was to analyse and shape the optimal forensic medical examination and child protection medical examination for the Cypriot context. It also aimed to train professionals to get the information they need during this process yet to make the forensic examination an OK experience for the child and the family.

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Croatian experts support Cyprus to advocate for a common approach to child sexual abuse and exploitation

Croatian experts support Cyprus to advocate for a common approach to child sexual abuse and exploitation

On 4 July 2018, the Hope for Children CRC Policy Centre organised a national roundtable discussion for professionals working with children involved in sexual abuse and exploitation. The aim was to raise awareness about the Children’s House in Cyprus and to develop a common approach. Participants discussed the benefits and challenges of multidisciplinary and interagency cooperation, and also true and false allegations of child abuse.

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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.

View more
Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

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Introducing the founding members of the Network

Introducing the founding members of the Network

The founding members of the PROMISE Barnahus Network have made a notable impact on the spread of Barnahus throughout Europe and are committed to promoting this model of multi-disciplinary and interagency interventions for child victims and witnesses of violence.

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Podcast: The Lighthouse

Podcast: The Lighthouse

In this podcast episode the host is joined by two members of the Lighthouse team: Emma Harewood, Service Manager and Dr Deborah Hodes, Community Paediatrician and Health Lead, along with Jon Brown, Head of Development and Impact at the NSPCC.

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Estonia opens 3rd Barnahus location

Estonia opens 3rd Barnahus location

A third location of Barnahus in Estonia has been opened in Jõhvis. The inauguration was attended by Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, and Tanel Kiik, Minister of Social Affairs. With the country having Barnahus in the North, South and East, one more location is proposed in the West. Find out more in the press release and in the media.

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Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

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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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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 Hub – an online case management system

PROMISE Hub – an online case management system

The Hub will be based on an existing tool in use by 8 Barnahus in Sweden. It will automatically collect de-personalised, comparable European data on violence against children and track performance. Tracking daily events in each case will provide a useful case management tool, and key information collected by integrating the child consultation module may be used to influence policy, law and practice.

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Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

View more
Introducing the founding members of the Network

Introducing the founding members of the Network

The founding members of the PROMISE Barnahus Network have made a notable impact on the spread of Barnahus throughout Europe and are committed to promoting this model of multi-disciplinary and interagency interventions for child victims and witnesses of violence.

View more
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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Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Announcing 6 Barnahus openings during January to May 2022, the outcome of Cyprus’ UN CRC periodic report, Scotland’s Barnahus vision, and South Korea’s referencing of the Barnahus model, and more.

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Network updates June 2021

Network updates June 2021

During this period, the Network has been building partnerships and applying for funding, and a number of notable developments across the region have been announced.

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Childhood-haus Berlin opens

Childhood-haus Berlin opens

Warmest congratulations to the newest service to open, Childhood-haus Berlin. Many impressive speakers joined the online inauguration. The work to open Childhood-hauses throughout Germany is led by the World Childhood Foundation Germany, a PROMISE Barnahus Network member.

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Barnahus in the news – Fall 2020

Barnahus in the news – Fall 2020

Presenting a summary of media mentions of Barnahus from the past few months: The draft law on Barnahus for the Republic of Slovenia was put to public consultation in summer 2020, and is available in English. See this press release for good background to the bill. The draft law was prepared with the help of the Joint EU Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) – Council of Europe project, on supporting the implementation of Barnahus in Slovenia – Phase II (2019-2021). Find out more.

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Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

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Network updates June 2021

Network updates June 2021

During this period, the Network has been building partnerships and applying for funding, and a number of notable developments across the region have been announced.

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Catalonia, Spain, announces Barnahus will open 2019

Catalonia, Spain, announces Barnahus will open 2019

Save the Children Catalonia, which has been advocating for this move, recently held a conference of 150 participants advocating for the implementation of the Barnahus as the answer to the as-of-yet unimplemented regional law requiring a multidisciplinary interagency approach to child victims of sexual violence.

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Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Announcing 6 Barnahus openings during January to May 2022, the outcome of Cyprus’ UN CRC periodic report, Scotland’s Barnahus vision, and South Korea’s referencing of the Barnahus model, and more.

View more
PROMISE Hub – an online case management system

PROMISE Hub – an online case management system

The Hub will be based on an existing tool in use by 8 Barnahus in Sweden. It will automatically collect de-personalised, comparable European data on violence against children and track performance. Tracking daily events in each case will provide a useful case management tool, and key information collected by integrating the child consultation module may be used to influence policy, law and practice.

View more
Introducing the founding members of the Network

Introducing the founding members of the Network

The founding members of the PROMISE Barnahus Network have made a notable impact on the spread of Barnahus throughout Europe and are committed to promoting this model of multi-disciplinary and interagency interventions for child victims and witnesses of violence.

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Ireland launches first Barnahus, Onehouse Galway

Ireland launches first Barnahus, Onehouse Galway

The official launch of Barnahus, Onehouse Galway took place 16 September 2019. The Barnahus, Onehouse Galway pilot project is a collaboration between the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Minister for Health and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Tusla – Child and Family Agency, The Health Service Executive and An Garda Siochana.

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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.

View more
Network updates June 2021

Network updates June 2021

During this period, the Network has been building partnerships and applying for funding, and a number of notable developments across the region have been announced.

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Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

View more
Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

View more
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.

View more
Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Announcing 6 Barnahus openings during January to May 2022, the outcome of Cyprus’ UN CRC periodic report, Scotland’s Barnahus vision, and South Korea’s referencing of the Barnahus model, and more.

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Network updates June 2021

Network updates June 2021

During this period, the Network has been building partnerships and applying for funding, and a number of notable developments across the region have been announced.

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Moldova meets with PROMISE

Moldova meets with PROMISE

The Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat, the lead partner of PROMISE, recently hosted a delegation from Moldova to discuss best practices and common challenges. Moldova is in the feasibility study stage. The National Center for Child Abuse Prevention has the support for establishing specialized services for child victims of violence from the World Childhood Foundation, the OAK Foundation and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moldova.

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Moldova is in the feasibility study stage

Moldova is in the feasibility study stage

Moldova is in the feasibility study stage, with the support of organisations such as the National Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Council of Europe, UNICEF, and the World Childhood Foundation.

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Network updates June 2021

Network updates June 2021

During this period, the Network has been building partnerships and applying for funding, and a number of notable developments across the region have been announced.

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Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

View more
Introducing the founding members of the Network

Introducing the founding members of the Network

The founding members of the PROMISE Barnahus Network have made a notable impact on the spread of Barnahus throughout Europe and are committed to promoting this model of multi-disciplinary and interagency interventions for child victims and witnesses of violence.

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Poland has 4 Barnahus in operation, supported by a national network

Poland has 4 Barnahus in operation, supported by a national network

The Polish Barnahus form a network coordinated by the Empowering Children Foundation. Two Barnahus are operated by the Empowering Children Foundation (Warsaw and Starogard, Gdanski) and two others are opreated by local NGO’s. Each Barnahus is supported by the Velux Foundation and local authorities, has funding secured for several years, and is committed to meeting the Barnahus Quality Standards.

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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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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:

View more
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.

View more
Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Barnahus in the news – spring 2022

Announcing 6 Barnahus openings during January to May 2022, the outcome of Cyprus’ UN CRC periodic report, Scotland’s Barnahus vision, and South Korea’s referencing of the Barnahus model, and more.

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Network updates June 2021

Network updates June 2021

During this period, the Network has been building partnerships and applying for funding, and a number of notable developments across the region have been announced.

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Scotland aims to ensure children do not have to give evidence in court

Scotland aims to ensure children do not have to give evidence in court

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.

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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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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.

View more
Network updates June 2021

Network updates June 2021

During this period, the Network has been building partnerships and applying for funding, and a number of notable developments across the region have been announced.

View more
Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

Presenting the #EUBarnahus Exhibition

In conjunction with the launch of the PROMISE Barnahus Network, we also unveiled an exhibition – both in-person and online – about support for Barnahus and Network. The exhibition featured the voices of officials, professionals and – most importantly – children!

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Hungary inaugurates Barnahus Goodwill Ambassador Tímea Nagy

Hungary inaugurates Barnahus Goodwill Ambassador Tímea Nagy

In 2018, Hungary introduced the Goodwill Ambassador of the Barnahus to the public. Ms Tímea Nagy is a two-time Olympic champion and a beloved former Hungarian athlete. As the Barnahus Goodwill Ambassador, Ms Nagy is the face of Barnahus and will work to raise awareness about cases of sexually abused.

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