Step 2

Creating an enabling environment

Barnahus is not an island isolated from the context in which it is established. It is, and should be, associated to the legal, socio-economic and cultural context that it operates in.

The European Barnahus Network and the Competence Centre support countries to work towards an enabling environment that ensures the smooth running of Barnahus that are fully integrated in, and contribute to, child-friendly national justice and child protection systems. 

Drawing on our studies, resources and the experience of Barnahus from across Europe, we together look at factors that can contribute to an enabling environment for Barnahus in your country.

Together we explore and develop strategies to ensure that Barnahus plays an integral in ensuring child-friendly justice and child protection:

  • Aware and supportive societies
  • Law and Policy
  • National procedures for criminal investigation, the judicial process, child protection and interagency collaboration
  • Sustainable Resources
  • Interagency commitment


Find our related courses, publication, and other resources below, or move on to Step 3 – Establishing the Barnahus. Read more >

Related publications

AdvocacyCompetent staffEnabling environmentEstablishing BarnahusExcellence in practiceGetting to yesInteragency cooperationMultidisciplinary

Journey to the Lighthouse – an interview

It also features an interview with the author about the Lighthouse, the turning points...

Barnahus Quality StandardsChild protectionCompetent staffCriminal investigationEnabling environmentEstablishing BarnahusExcellence in practiceGetting to yesMental healthMultidisciplinaryPhysical health

The PROMISE Barnahus Quality Standards

The PROMISE Barnahus Quality Standards are composed of underlying principles, specific...

Child friendlyChild participationCompetent staffExcellence in practiceMultidisciplinaryTemplates

Child participation tool

To facilitate Barnahus and similar setups to hear about how children experience their...

Child protectionCompetent staffCriminal investigationEnabling environmentEstablishing BarnahusExcellence in practiceFactsheetForensic interviewsForensic interviewsInteragency cooperationLegalMultidisciplinaryWebinars

Considerations for evidence recording at the Barnahus

There is much more to recording interviews at a Barnahus than setting up a system and...

How we can help  

Courses and training

The Competence Centre at the PROMISE Barnahus Network can support your work on getting to yes through a variety of training, courses, and other interventions. Details coming soon. 

Support desk 

The Secretariat of the PROMISE Barnahus Network is the eyes and ears of the Network, and acts as a support desk for Network Members. We stand ready to field your questions and ideas, and to connect you to information and colleagues which might help.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap