On 17.11.2022 in the meeting hall of the Regional Administration of Vratsa, a round table was held on the following topic: “Love and hope for every child”. The event was organized by “Hope and Homes for Children” – Bulgaria kindly hosted by the Vratsa Regional Administration.
The event was opened by the Deputy regional governor of Vratsa region, Mr. Milcho Stefanov, who expressed his gratitude to the organisation for the long-term, fruitful joint work.
The round table was attended by the director of the Vratsa Regional direcgtorate for social assistance and the directors of the Directorates for social assistance in the district, the heads of the “Child Protection” departments, and experts from the Vratsa Regional directorate for social assistance managers and specialists from the social services in the district. The organisation was represented by Boryana Klimentova – program director and Kremena Stoyanova – national coordinator for South Bulgaria.
The coordinator of Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria for the district, Margarita Andreevska, presented “Sustainable models for supporting children and families and eliminating
institutional care”. Those present also had the opportunity to watch a film about a family from the Vratsa region, subject of reintegration, supported by Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria. https://hopeandhomesbg.com/they-said-how-could-you-possibly-want-to-keep-black-children/
The participants in the round table shared good practices in family support work achieved in cooperation with Hope and Homes for Children -Bulgaria. The director of Regional directorate for social assistance of Vratsa Mrs. Maria Tarnavska expressed her gratitude to our organisation for what we have learned and our successful models of work.
All partners who took part in the round table and participated in the process of reforming the child protection system, united around that, in each individual case of a child at risk and a family in crisis, alternatives should be sought in a family environment and a social service provided in the community.