The problem of violence against children has for years been underestimated in Slovakia and our child protection system too often fails to provide maltreated children with necessary support and assistance

Having worked with abused and neglected children for almost two decades, we believe that it is our responsibility to take part in the development of an effective, well – functioning child protection system

As child advocates we

  • bring child abuse to the attention of state officials and public authorities
  • target, initiate and influence systemic changes
  • contribute to the development of relevant legislation, working procedures and standards
  • cooperate with relevant actors at local, regional, national levevels
  • train professionals working with and for children
  • cooperate with media with the aim to increase public awareness of child abuse  and promote a sense of community responsibility for preventing and responding to it
  • monitor compliance with national and international conventions and directives
  • publish and translate publications designated for at-risk children, their families and professionals working with children