Contribution to the strengthening of the protection system of child victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation, trafficking on both banks of Nistru River

Sector: Social

Implemented by: The National Centre for Child Abuse Prevention in partnership with Perspectiva Social Service Centre, Rybnita

Duration: November 2013 – November 2014

Budget: 26,887 €

Short description: 17 professionals of social services from both banks of the river, all women (11 – on the left bank and 6 – on the right bank), have improved methodology on the assistance of children victims of abuse within a comprehensive program of professional supervision. They have all been formed as local trainers and carry out workshops with parents on non-abusive children education. The network of 17 professionals in child protection serves as a good platform to ensure an ongoing exchange of experience between specialists/services on both banks of the Nistru River providing support to child victims of abuse and their families;

  • 800 children victims of various forms of abuse (47% girls and 53% boys) on both banks, 561 on the right bank (52% girls and 48% – boys) and 270 on the left bank (42% girls and 58% – boys), have overcome the crisis or are being educated and cared in improved conditions;
  • Intersectional cooperation mechanism and children abuse cases referring system has been put in place to monitor, prevent and assist children victims and potential victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation, trafficking. The established mechanism has been approved by the Ministry of Social protection and is being used by public servants responsible on child protection from Chisinau: Child Rights Protection Department, Police Department, Health Department, Education Department, Department of Social Assistance and Family Protection, City Halls, etc.;
  • About 5000 professionals in charge of children protection on the left bank of the Nistru river have access to specialized information on multidisciplinary intervention in cases of violence against children due to distribution of the publication Physical punishment of children is a violence;
  • About 8000 parents/guardians on the left bank of the Nistru river have access to specialized literature in the field of non-violent education of children due to the booklets – “No slaps and violence”, or “How to set limits for your child with love and respect”, and “How to protect adolescents from emotional violence”.