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Alternative Care of Children Under Six Years Old in Slovakia

These virtual study visit resources have been developed for those professionals and policy makers who are involved in the transition from institutional to community and family-based care.


A Virtual Study Visit to Slovakia introducing the service of the so-called “professional parents” who take care of children under six years old in the child protection care system. Under Slovak law, these children are not allowed to be placed in institutional care. This video discusses the functioning of this service, as well as the practicalities of establishing it.

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