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Children are the future. We empower children, their families and communities to create opportunities for a better life.
We innovate to bring about lasting, positive change in partnership with communities and governments.
Capacity building for government bodies , local communities and other partners
The Office of EveryChild in Ukraine is actively involved in the development of long-term national and regional programmes targeted at improving childcare services and reducing the number of children placed in state care.
An important step in this direction is the Comprehensive Programme for Improving Children's Services in Kyiv oblast, developed in conjunction with Kyiv oblast administration and other authorities.
Promoting inter-sectoral cooperation
Solving complex issues in order to meet the needs of children is only possible if all government departments responsible for the welfare of children work together.
Based on the experience of many other countries, EveryChild in Ukraine actively promotes interdepartmental cooperation at all levels.
The qualifications and expertise of EveryChild trainers and consultants guarantees the high quality of training provided.
Training courses and materials have been developed to train social workers, heads of relevant departments and agencies, as well as for preparing trainers in child protection, foster family support and multi-agency cooperation.
Publishing manuals and information materials, particularly analysis and review of social services management in the United Kingdom is another important area of activity.
The manual ‘Social Services for Families: Developing New Approaches in Ukraine' gives an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of social work with children and families and presents the experience of Ukrainian family support services in preventing institutionalisation of children.
In order to raise public awareness about childcare reform, EveryChild in Ukraine has started issuing a quarterly newsletter which covers various aspects of social work with children and families in crisis.