The PROMISE webinars are recorded so you can watch them when convenient for you. Keep scrolling to find out more about each webinar, or jump straight into watching one at the links below.

About the webinar series

During PROMISE 1, select professionals from around Europe were invited to participate at the PROMISE project exchange meetings. These meetings featured lectures, trainings and discussions on the key principles, standards, and challenges to consider when opening and operating a multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration for child victims and witnesses of violence.

In this Webinar Series, we revisited and expanded on topics covered in PROMISE 1 for a public audience.

The webinars all held in English. A smart way to engage in national level advocacy and to include non-English speaking colleagues is to watch the webinars together or even plan a short meeting around the webinar.

The webinars are co-organised with Terre des Hommes, a partner of this project, as part of the ChildHub’s child protection webinar series.

The European Barnahus Movement – showcasing 4 years of network and partner progress

In this webinar, we will feature some of the most notable achievements within the European Barnahus Movement thus far, including highlighting unique experiences, approaches and solutions as developed by the PROMISE 2 partners. This webinar will also showcase the PROMISE tools and future plans which are supporting the continued harmonisation and consolidation of good Barnahus practice across Europe.

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Considerations for evidence recording at the Barnahus

This webinar will explore the key considerations to keep in mind when selecting and setting up your interview recording system, including:

Proving authenticity, in a world where ‘deep fakes’ are becoming exceedingly easy to produce;
Proving the child was not influenced during the interview;
Building trust in the evidence recording procedure from day 1;
Ensuring data is readable long into the future, and that secure access is possible on demand;
Planning for the storage requirements of exponential growth in interview files;
GDPR implications.

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The PROMISE Child Participation Tool

Join this webinar to walk through the PROMISE Child participation tool with the authors, and to discuss with your European colleagues about approaches and considerations for soliciting children’s views on their Barnahus experience. The tool focuses on the child’s experience of Barnahus.

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At the Crossroads: designing and implementing child-centred criminal proceedings for child victims of violence, taking account of related child protection proceedings 

This webinar will explore how to ensure child-centred procedures are in place in criminal proceedings and how to avoid the risk of conflict with child protection proceedings. Join us to learn about the legal and practical issues involved in ensuring the right safeguards are in place. We will consider what legal and social professionals need to think together about to ensure effective justice and to avoid re-traumatisation of the child.

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Forensic interview webinar mini-series

By popular demand, our next webinars will focus on the forensic interview at the Barnahus: why it is important, how it is conducted, and how to adapt to the special needs of the child. Part...

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Mini-series on medical evaluation – a key criteria for the Barnahus and similar setups 

One criteria of the Barnahus is that a medical evaluation is carried out to ensure a victim’s right to health and to secure forensic evidence for investigative purposes. As part of its medical services, a Barnahus or similar setup should also provide treatment and referrals to specialists as integral parts of its service. This 3-part webinar mini-series explores the many considerations for meeting the medical evaluation criteria for Barnahus.

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Facility Dogs 101: when furry friends help children to tell their stories

Children are naturally drawn to animals, and child-friendly services which use facility dogs report that the comfort they provide often leads to better results for children. From bonding in the lobby to accompanying the child throughout the facility, children are less stressed and have a non-human to tell their story. The evidence gathered is of a high quality, the child has a positive memory from the visit, and the dog is happy to be a companion in exchange for long walks and plenty of treats at nighttime.

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Law as one enabling factor for the Barnahus 

There is a range of ways to use legislation to enable the setup and success of the Barnahus. From full legislation to no legislation, having the perfect law in place is incredibly useful, yet not an absolute condition for establishing a well-functioning cooperation. With a focus on the benefits of legislation, join this webinar to hear about best practices learned from the application of law that can be applied universally, and also to discuss crucial factors for achieving a well-functioning Barnahus. This webinar is aimed at all professionals working to establish and improve Barnahus or similar setups which are providing a multidisciplinary and interagency response to child victims and witnesses of violence.

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Law as one enabling factor for the Barnahus 

There is a range of ways to use legislation to enable the setup and success of the Barnahus. From full legislation to no legislation, having the perfect law in place is incredibly useful, yet not an absolute condition for establishing a well-functioning cooperation. With a focus on the benefits of legislation, join this webinar to hear about best practices learned from the application of law that can be applied universally, and also to discuss crucial factors for achieving a well-functioning Barnahus. This webinar is aimed at all professionals working to establish and improve Barnahus or similar setups which are providing a multidisciplinary and interagency response to child victims and witnesses of violence.

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Putting the child at the centre: ensuring an inclusive and child-friendly setup

This webinar is aimed at professionals who are in all stages of preparing, planning, and continually improving Barnahus or similar setups which are providing a multidisciplinary and interagency response to child victims and witnesses of violence. Watch the webinar to hear about: the method and outcome of a consultation with children on their opinion of a service’s setup, ways to continually receive and integrate feedback from children, caregivers and professionals, the practicalities of planning, decorating and equipping a service.

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Adapting the Barnahus concept to local realities

This webinar compares how Barnahus Linköping, Sweden and the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Croatia work to achieve the Barnahus Quality Standards in their local contexts. Participants are encouraged to complement the presentation with information on the special ways they work. The result showcases existing innovations and inspire upcoming services to find the right solutions for their local contexts.

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20 years of Barnahus – Featuring Bragi Gudbrandsson

Bragi Guðbrandsson, head of the Icelandic Government Agency for Child Protection, is the initiator and purveyor of the Barnahus model. If you’re not sure what a Barnahus is, why your country needs one, or if the model will work in your country, then look no further. In this webinar, Mr. Guðbrandsson will reflect on the why, the how, and the “what’s next?” of the establishment of the Icelandic Barnahus 20 years ago and its expansion throughout Europe and beyond – a process in which he himself has played an instrumental role.

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PROMISE – the Webinar

On 29 September 2017 the PROMISE project held a webinar which highlighted advocacy tools for promoting the Barnahus model and briefly introduced the outreach and national level technical support...

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