Establishing the Barnahus
The establishment phase of getting to Barnahus often includes many technical 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 PROMISE Barnahus Network and the Competence Centre support 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. Read more >
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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.
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.