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When words are not enough


This is the most common question we ask when working with young people, children and self-advocates to help them share their thoughts and opinions. Many ...

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Listening Together


Listening Together is intended to give a flavour of some of the methods used by the TWIA teams in Bulgaria, Serbia and the Czech Republic ...

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Short Term Foster Care: Results of a survey among short-term foster carers carried out by Lumos


Report based on extensive research into short-term foster carers. The Lumos team, including social workers, substitute-family-care experts and an experienced social care researcher, prepared a ...

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Global Forum attracts world experts on child development


Senior Lumos figures with wide-ranging expertise in child welfare and development are taking part in a prestigious international academic event in the Czech Republic this ...

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Survey of professional short-term foster carers in Czech Republic shows foster care can help


A survey of nearly half of all short-term foster carers in the Czech Republic has shown that, with the right support, they can offer a ...

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An interview with Czech self-advocate, Veronika


Hi my name is Veronika, I'm 18 years old and I live in Czech Republic with my mum and foster sister Vendy. I study Secondary ...

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Veliko and Mihaela reflect on the Zero Project in Vienna


Veliko and Mihaela, self-advocates from Bulgaria, attended the Zero Project conference in Vienna with Lumos at the end of February 2015.

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Vendy, Virca and Niky Reflect on the Zero Conference in Vienna


Verca, Vendy and Nicky are three young self-advocates from Czech Republic who presented with Lumos at the Zero Conference in Vienna in February.

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Alternative Family Care in Practice


Lumos’s team in the Czech Republic, in conjunction with Dr Gabriela Pecková, MP, are holding an important seminar in the country’s parliament in Prague on ...

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Nothing prepares you for seeing a child in a cage


Nothing prepares you for seeing a child in a cage. There is something so viscerally wrong with caging children that the image confronting you makes ...

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My Marathon Journey takes me to the Czech Republic


There are only a few days to go before the London Marathon and from this point on it is ‘recovery’ before the race: short training ...

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“Working as a self-advocate is an opportunity to change something”


An interview with Verča, a Lumos-supported self-advocate from the Czech Republic

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A child’s right to be heard


The basic principle in making judgements in the cases of child protection should always be what is in the best interests of a child. According ...

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Fighting Sexual Violence against Children in the Czech Republic


n the summer of 2015 the Czech Republic signed The Lanzarote Convention – the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual ...

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Short-term foster care. Now we can prove it is successful


Short-term foster care came into existence in the Czech Republic in 2013. With a new law, the government created professional foster-carers to achieve a key ...

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Working with Young People - Czech Republic Self-Advocates


In February 2015, Lumos presented at the Zero Project Conference on independent living and political participation in Vienna.

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