National Consultations Poland

- Need for a National Strategy to end violent punishment of children in Poland - The acceptance of corporal punishment against children is going down in Poland but too many caregivers are still spanking and beating children as part of discipline. The Ombudsman for...

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National Consultations Estonia

 - Good teachers solve conflicts and tension with humour -  During the national consultation in Estonia of the Non-violent childhoods project, also children also participated. They emphasized that there is a perception of a decline in using corporal punishment in...

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National Consultations Latvia

On 9-10 October 2017, professionals from child care, the education and health sector, and from the government took part in a three-day learning exchange describing the current situation in Latvia and how to meet the challenge of the high level of abuse and violence...

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Head of Children at Risk Unit on public Latvian radio

In connection to the Latvian consultations on 9 - 10 October 2017, the Head of the CBSS Children at Risk Unit, Turid Heiberg, was interviewed by the public Latvian radio station LR1. Referring to a recent survey by Kantar Millward Brown on corporal punishment of...

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National Consultations Finland

The consultation in Finland was conducted with a core group of Finnish organisers from the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Central Union for Child Welfare, the CBSS Secretariat including our main researcher Daja Wenke of the Non-violent Childhoods project. This...

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National Consultations Sweden

The national consultation in Sweden was convened on 8-10 May 2017 and was organised with the cooperation and support from the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. The consultation gathered important expertise from Sweden, as the pioneer country in enacting a...

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Kick-off Meeting in Stockholm

On 7 February 2017, the Children at Risk Unit at the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat hosted the kick-off meeting for the Non-violent Childhoods project. The participants included project partners, representatives from the member States of the Council of...

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