The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat, the Estonian Presidency of CBSS and the Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk launched several reports in August 2015 from its work during the last two years.
The package of reports contains the following:
- Family Support and Alternative Care – The Baltic Sea States Regional Report 2015 provides a regional synergy of key data, analysis and conclusions and proposals for action.
- The background paper on family support and alternative care in the Baltic Sea Region offers a more comprehensive and detailed overview of the situation in the CBSS Member States and presents country-specific information and developments more in-depth.
- The 2015 Tallinn Expert Meeting on Alternative Care and Family Support and its Meeting Report.
- The Tallinn Recommendations and Action Plan on Alternative Care and Family Support 2015-2020, which will guide the regional action in this field for the years to come.
In May, Government representatives, experts and professionals from the Baltic Sea Region; Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK after a two day long expert meeting endorsed the Tallinn Recommendations and Action Plan on Alternative Care and Family Support for the Baltic Sea Region. The recommendations and the reports highlight the urgency of integrated services with a low-threshold for children and families at risk ensuring timely and tailor-made support and the immediate and long-term interventions and follow-up of children at risk. The experts underlined the crucial importance of implementing policies and good practices at national level and increased regional cooperation. Investing in children’s safety, well-being and development today is a condition for a safe and secure region as well as a sustainable and prosperous society.
To order copies of the Family Support and Alternative Care – The Baltic Sea States Regional Report 2015 please contact the Children’s Unit.