The final conference within the AudTrain project was held on December 10 – 11 2012 in Radisson Blu Conference Centre in Tallinn.

The presentations from the conference can be accessed below:


Systematic Audit of Child Residential Care – Putting child rights at the centre

Organised with the support of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme 

Agenda and presentations: 

Welcome addresses: Mr Aleksander Ljudvig, Deputy Secretary General on Social Policy, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs; H.E. Lars Sponheim, County Governor of Hordaland, Norway                               

EGCC, AudTrain and the regional work protecting the rights of the child in alternative care, Mr Lars Lööf, Head of Children’s Unit, AudTrain project co-ordinator [PDF]

Systematic Audit of Child Residential Care, Mr Eric Backer-Røed, Office of the County Governor of Hordaland, Norway [PDF]

Evaluation of the AudTrain training: An overview of how experts in three countries assess the training experience, Dr Cecilia Kjellgren, Lecturer, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Children’s rights at the centre of Auditing of alternative care - International conventions put into practice, Mr Bragi Gudbrandsson, Government Agency for Child Protection, Iceland. [PDF]

 Rights of the child in Estonian residential care – some conclusions from inspection visits, Ms Margit Sarv, Senior Adviser, Children’s Rights Department, Office of the Chancellor of Justice.[PDF]

Child residential care auditing in Sweden and the child helpline - Practical experiences of auditing, Ms Gunilla Westerdahl and Mr Gabriel Olsson, Swedish National Board of Health and Social Welfare.[PDF]

Young people in care: Do they note the audit? Dr Ian Milligan, International lead, University of Strathclyde, Scotland [PDF]

Examples of Audit systems in countries in the region, Ms Liga Berzina, Chief Inspector, The State Inspectorate for the Protection of Children’s Rights, Latvia. [PDF]

Experiencing Systematic Audit training IRL: Mr Eric Backer-Røed, Office of the County governor of Hordaland, Norway; Ms Anniki Tikerpuu, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

Interviewing children and young people - Practical guidance on how to include the voice of the child and the young person in the auditing, Ms Þorbjörg Sveinsdóttir, Psychologist, Barnahus, Iceland.[PDF] Film [MP4]

Historical abuse in child residential care – What can we learn from the past? Mr Anders Nyman, Secretary to the Swedish national enquiry into maltreatment of children in care. [PDF]Mr Mattias Katsch, Speaker of the German organisation: “Eckiger Tish”, (Square table) organising survivors of sexual abuse in catholic educational institutions in Germany. [PDF]