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Serbia

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

Working with the Belgrade Child Rights Centre (CRC), Lumos supported a group of young people with disabilities in Serbia. These self-advocates took part in a European Commission-funded project involving children and young people aged 13 to 27 years old.

They advised the Serbian Government on improving the protection of children and young people with disabilities against abuse and neglect. This involved taking part in a series of training events for Serbian professionals working in childcare and protection, and producing an information booklet for young people. Entitled, 'Nobody is Allowed to Harm You,' this will be used as a child protection tool for schools, children’s groups and other agencies. The booklet has been translated from Serbian into English and Czech, as well as Braille. There are plans for further translations into other European Union and international languages.