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									Alternative services for children
         in Azerbaijan

                                2nd Child Protection Forum
                                    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
                                      12-14 May, 2009




   Ministry of Education
   The Republic of Azerbaijan
    First steps in development of services

   1997 - First steps in development of alternative
    services in Azerbaijan undertook by the NGOs with
    the Government’ support.

    During last 5 years the basis for devlepment of social
    services for children were established.
      State alternative social services for
                   children


   3 Family Support Centers

   2 Day Care Centers
Alternative social services for children run by
                   NGOs

   7 rehabilitation centers for children with disabilities

   1 Family Home for street children.

   2 SOS Children’s Villages for children deprived of
    parental care.
         Rehabilitation centers for children with
                       disabilities

    One of local NGO «Mushfig» established in 2001 on the
    initiative of parents of children with disabilities.

       Main aim: provide support in the family re-unification of
        children with disabilities.

                           Provided services:
   Psychological support
   Physiotherapy
   Sensor therapy
   Life skill and basic vocational development
   Development therapy
   Counseling with expert etc.
    Rehabilitation centers for children with
                  disabilities
    Rehabilitation centre «Радуга». Provide services for
     family and children.
   Early intervention
   Psychological support
   Speech therapy
   Art therapy, life skills, game therapy,
   Preparation to Schools
   Portent’s associations
   Training
Rehabilitation centers for children with
              disabilities


One of active NGOs in development of services is
 UAFA (United Aid For Azerbaijan) –
 development of community based rehabilitation
 services in 6 regions of the country.

Focus on two main areas:
1. Community based rehabilitation
2. Development of social services
    Rehabilitation centers for children with
                  disabilities


   “Open Society Institute” in Azerbaijan established 4
    rehabilitation centers.

   «Mental Health Initiative» is establishing mobile social
    services for children with disabilities in 3 regions of the
    country.
    SOS Children’s Villages for children
        deprived of parental care
SOS Villages provide family based protection for
  children deprived of parental care. 35% of the
  NGO’s budget is provided by the Ministry of
  Education.

                   Provided services:

   Establishment of families for children
   Support in development
Social contracts with NGO for implementation
             of the State Program

   Based on the agreement with the «Save the
    Children» Gov. receives support in transformation
    of 3 residential institutions into daycare centers.

   Based on the agreement with the «Medical Health
    Initiative» Gov. receives support in de-
    institutionalization process of one residential
    institution for children with mental disabilities.
                Daycare centers

 2 alternative care centers were established in the
  framework of the “State Program on De-
  Institutionalization and Alternative Care”:
  1) Daycare centre for children, incl. those at risk
 2) Family and child’s support centre
 According to the Master Plan on Transformation of
  Residential Child Care Institutions: in all
  transformed institutions daycare services will be
  established.
Daycare centre for children, including
            those at risk
Daycare centre for children, including
            those at risk


  Centre established within an orphanage
  Designed for 80 people

  Based on the Master Plan for
   Transformation of Child Care Institutions,
   this orphanage will be transformed into a
   daycare center
Daycare centre for children, including
            those at risk

   Centre provides psychological services
    for children and families from the risk
    group

   Centre is financed by the Ministry of
    Education
 Support centre for children and families

 Centre is located in one of regional centers of
  Azerbaijan
 Financed by the Ministry of Education

 Provide services of psychologist, speech
  therapist, and other specialists for children
  with special needs and their families
            Education of social workers

    Government provides active support in the
    development of a social workers cadre.

   In 2005 established a Master Degree course for social
    workers at the Baku State University.
   From 2008 also a B.A. of social work is ongoing at
    the same University.
Social contracts with NGO for implementation
             of the State Program


   In a near future we plan to launch a project for the
    establishment of foster care jointly with the Hilfswerk
    Austria – with the aim of establishment of foster care
    system in the country.
Thank you for
your attention!

								
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