Step 5 – Excellence in practice 

Barnahus is recognised as a leading child-friendly, multidisciplinary model for child victims and witnesses of violence. 

The model is flexible and is adapted to many different national contexts.

However, in order to practice as a Barnahus, there are foundational criteria and standards that should guide the setup and practice in all countries.  

Guided by the Barnahus Quality Standards and the experience of Barnahus, the Competence Centre promotes excellence in practice.  

Our experts help Barnahus to develop their practice so that it is in line with international and national law, policy and guidance, including the Barnahus Quality Standards, including through: 
 

  • How to set up a Barnahus – organisation, architecture and environment
  • MDIA Teams Procedures and checklists
  • Case Management – the Promise Hub (in coordination with Network)
  • Recording of evidence – technical
  • Building a participatory environment in Barnahus
  • Practical tools and checklists
  • Quality Control – Accreditation

PROMISE courses and support

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...

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...

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...

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...