We stand up for the rights of vulnerable people!
Advocacy is an important component for the successful inclusion of children at risk and adults with disabilities in society, as well as for raising awareness of their issues. We are an active participant in the deinstitutionalization process in Bulgaria and are members of the Permanent Expert Working Group on Deinstitutionalization at the State Agency for Child Protection.
In 2016, the Group prepared the process for the adoption of a new Action Plan for the National Strategy “Vision for the Deinstitutionalization of Children in the Republic of Bulgaria” for the period 2016-2020. Annually, this Group monitors the implementation of the deinstitutionalization reform and issues monitoring reports to the European Commission on the progress and challenges of this process.
We participate in a number of working groups and advisory councils, including the creation of the new Law on Social Services, which came into force in 2020, and all its by-laws, such as the Regulation on the standards for remuneration of employees performing activities related to the provision of social services, which is financed from the state budget effective from 2022.
We share our experience in the process of deinstitutionalization, the closure of specialised institutions, and the development of quality social services with colleagues from Bulgaria and abroad.