Guidelines for professionals in Albanian child protection system

ICDI’s director and child psychologist Mathijs Euwema is in Albania for a consultancy for Save the Children Albania. Mathijs was commissioned to develop guidelines and a checklist on the Best Interest of the Child principle (one of the guiding principles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child), that professionals in the Albanian child protection system can use to make better determinations on what actions to take for children in vulnerable circumstances (for example children who face abuse).

Tuesday a session was organized for more than twenty child protection professionals to receive their feedback on the draft guidelines and checklist. It was a fruitful meeting and the suggestions will be used to finalize the instrument.