IPS about Romania: State Grows Up in Looking After Children

Inter Press Service presents and article by Claudia Ciobanu on the reform of child care system in Romania.
Main element of the transformation, which started in 2001, was the switch from placing children in care institutions to finding them a place in a more family-type units or with a foster family.

Child abuse figures high in Romania

Romanian news portal Nine O'Clock reports a high numbers of child abuse cases in Romania. In the first three months of the year 2008, almost 3,000 children were abused, neglected or exploited in Romania according to data registered by the National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child. Most cases of abuse and neglect took place in the family, while the majority of the cases of labour or sexual exploitation happened outside the family environment.


116 111 assigned to Asociatia Telefonul Copilului

Romanian organisation Asociatia Telefonul Copilului will start operating the 116 111 number from 1st October 2008. In order to give the organisation necessary time to promote the new number, Romtelecom has agreed to keep the operation of the current number 0800 8200200 for 1 year, while redirecting the calls to 116 111.

MOVE Project

MOVE - Psychosocial Development of Children through Games and Sport is a project implemented by Terre des hommes in partnership with the UEFA.
General aim of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and fight child exploitation and trafficking by reinforcing psychosocial and methodological competencies of the animators working with them. It is realized in Albania, Kosovo, Moldova and Romania and will last till June 2011.