When a child is exposed to harm, a number of different actors have a duty to safeguard his/her rights through an effective and child-friendly approach. Unless these actors work together, the child can be drawn into parallel investigations, moving between different agencies and disciplines potentially causing segmented, repetitious and intimidating experiences. This can lead to stress, hinder disclosure and cause re-traumatisation.
With the implementation of the PROMISE II project, “Hope for Children” CRC Policy Center and partners aim at promoting the Barnahus (Children’s House) model, which has been recognised by governments, practitioners, children and care-givers as a good practice in protecting child victims. The model embraces multi-disciplinary and interagency cooperation between social services, police, prosecutors, judges, paediatrics and child/adolescent psychiatry.
The project has the following specific objectives:
The expected results of the project are:
The activities of the project include:
The project is co-financed by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Commission (Ref. REC-CHILD-AG-2016/REC-CHILD-AG-2016-01764236).