Step 3 – Establishing the Barnahus

The establishment phase often includes many technical and logistical considerations for the setup and operation of a multidisciplinary interagency service, under one roof, for child victims of violence.

Questions about location, renovations, budgets for setup and operation, what the different physical rooms should – and shouldn’t – contain, the technical systems available that support the child welfare and criminal processes, and more.

The Competence Centre at the PROMISE Barnahus Network supports countries to answer these technical questions, including through:

  • Real-life examples of how others have budgeted, consulted with children, set up their facilities, and more
  • Factsheets and other technical guidance
  • Specialized training modules, including tailor-made training upon request
  • Small group and 1-to-1 mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Study visits for professionals and policymakers

 

Find our related courses, publication, and other resources below, or move on to Step 4 – Competent and Committed staff. 

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Related webinars and publications

September 18, 2020

At the Crossroads of child-centred criminal and welfare proceedings

Child protection, Child protection, Criminal investigation, Criminal justice, Enabling environment, Establishing Barnahus, EU Law, Excellence in practice, Legal, Multidisciplinary, Webinars

At the Crossroads is a legal briefing which explores the considerations for when criminal justice proceedings intersect with child protection proceedings in cases, particularly when they involve child victims of violence. Experience...

September 17, 2020

Considerations for evidence recording at the Barnahus

Child protection, Competent staff, Criminal investigation, Enabling environment, Establishing Barnahus, Excellence in practice, Factsheet, Forensic interviews, Forensic interviews, Interagency cooperation, Legal, Multidisciplinary, Webinars

There is much more to recording interviews at a Barnahus than setting up a system and hitting record. To best perform its role, a Barnahus must comply with local/international rules and regulations of evidence recording, and be able to...

June 14, 2018

Formal interagency agreements in the best interests of the child

Child protection, Competent staff, Criminal investigation, Establishing Barnahus, Excellence in practice, Interagency cooperation, Mental health, Multidisciplinary, Physical health

With reference to Barnahus Quality Standards 2 & 5 on multidisciplinary and interagency collaboration and Interagency case management, this webinar invited a panel of experts to discuss key questions regarding the setup and operation...

May 21, 2018

Adapting the Barnahus concept to local realities

Barnahus Quality Standards, Child friendly, Child protection, Criminal investigation, Enabling environment, Establishing Barnahus, Getting to yes, Interagency cooperation, Mental health, Physical health

Barnahus is a flexible format for providing rapid access to justice and care for child victims and witnesses of violence. Join our webinar Thursday to learn how Barnahus Linköping, Sweden and the Child and Youth Protection Center of...

September 18, 2020

The PROMISE Barnahus Quality Standards

Barnahus Quality Standards, Child protection, Competent staff, Criminal investigation, Enabling environment, Establishing Barnahus, Excellence in practice, Getting to yes, Mental health, Multidisciplinary, Physical health

The PROMISE Barnahus Quality Standards are composed of underlying principles, specific activities and institutional arrangements that enable child-centred and effective, collaborative actions. Find out more and download the Standards...

Related courses and support

Examples of different Barnahus – exterior and interior