12 October 2020
Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo – KOMF in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare have held a thematic workshop on drafting the Law on Social and Family Services.
The thematic workshop addressed the issues as below:
The new draft Law on Social and Family Services has advanced forms of protection for children without parental care, regulating foster care for children without parental care after the age of 18 and regulating the new form of protection Independent supervised living.
These were also KOMF proposals addressed toward Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare through the Position on the new Law on Social and Family Services.
However, KOMF proposed the further advancement of forms of protection for children without parental care within the draft law, especially family housing and “Supervised independent living”.
The workshop involved stakeholders as professionals from MLSW, Centers for Social Work and KOMF member organizations directly involved in welfare and social services issues.
This activity was organized in frame of the project “Strengthening Social Services for Children and Vulnerable Families”, funded by the Swiss Embassy in Kosovo and implemented by the Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection KOMF, as well as the project “Joint Action for Decentralization ”, funded by the European Union, managed by the EU Office in Kosovo and implemented by the Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo – KOMF in partnership with the Organization for Children without Parental Care – OFAP, SOS Children’s Villages Kosovo and KMOP. [:]