Provided meeting of the District DI Coordination Mechanism – Kardjali convened by Ms. Sevda Kamburova, Acting Regional Governor, on 4 of October, succeeded in uniting the efforts of local institutions to resolve successfully a critical case of a child. The signal submitted by the Director of the Regional Directorate for Social Assistance Tsvetomir Hadzhiev requires the use of all local resources for successful treatment of a child with the implemented protection measure. The need for rapid response was assessed by all participants in the Coordination Mechanism – the municipalities of Krumovgrad and Kardzhali, Hospital “A. Dafowski ”, Regional Health Inspectorate, the Regional Foster Care Team, the NGO Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria, the Child Protection Unit in Krumovgrad. The main part of the commitments for ensuring the treatment of the child is made by the municipality of Krumovgrad. Bulgarian Red Cross and Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria, offered assistance. Valuable advices for moving the medical records were given by Dr. Kirchev, Director of the Regional Health Inspectorate and Dr. Paraskova from the Center for Maternal and Child Health at the Hospital in Kardjali.
The District DI Coordination Mechanism was created at the initiative of the Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria in 2015. It is about coordinating on a practical level and examining and resolving specific cases. The focus is on children from 0 to 3 years and their families. The District DI Coordination Mechanism has been successfully operating in another 12 areas in the country and has been formally recognized as a good practice by UNICEF.