The Children’s House (CH) is a child friendly, safe environment for sexually abused children, bringing together all relevant services under one roof, using a multidisciplinary and interagency approach. The basic principles are the provision of justice in a child-friendly way, and ensuring the protection, safety and well-being of the child following the best interest of the child, the right of the child to be heard and receive information while avoiding undue delay.
The CH operates with the direct involvement and cooperation of the police, the social services, health services and all other competent authorities.
It is based on European standards and the Icelandic model Barnahus (Children’s House).
At the CH, during the multi-disciplinary and multiagency handling of the cases, the following services are provided:
Hope For Children is the Founding member of the pan-European PROMISE Barnahus Network