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Kids and human rights. When parents separate…

Project Promoter: Terenowy Komitet Ochrony Praw Dziecka w Poznaniu
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 39 531,43 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 31.12.2021-30.06.2023

In this project, we are dealing with the protection of children’s rights when their parents separate. In particular, we would like to focus on the conflicts between parents when public institutions are involved in the separation: guardianship courts, professional or social probation officers, social workers, psychologists or pedagogues, court experts, etc. Our aim is to highlight the need to protect the rights and interests of children who are involved in parental conflict. We present the situation from the child’s perspective, in order to emphasise the need to look after the needs of children and young people, to ensure their safety and to protect them from emotional violence, which is increasingly common in complicated separation cases. The project runs from December 31, 2021 to June 30, 2023. As part of the project, we are monitoring the cases that are handled by court-appointed family guardians. We look at cases where the guardian is present during meetings between parents and the child and those in which it is necessary to forcibly remove the child from one of the parent’s custody (or both). We develop recommendations for the conduct of such procedures, taking into account the perspective of the child. We organise a conference on this subject. We conduct supervision and training sessions on children’s rights in situations of parental separation, especially in cases of significant adult conflict. All persons who work with families, children and youth in the Wielkopolska Voivodeship are invited to participate in the planned events.