Meeting on improving the cooperation between Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb and Center for social welfare of Zagreb

Director Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander and members of our Center’s multidisciplinary team held a meeting with the director of Center for Social Welfare (CSW) of Zagreb, Tatjana Brozić Perić, and the heads of all subsidiaries CSW Zagreb on 14 February 2017 in the The Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb.These meetings are part of the common cooperation between the Center and CSW Zagreb to improve the already existing good practice in protecting the best interest of children. About 40% of children who are involved in the assessment and treatment in the Center come on the recommendation of the relevant social welfare centers so the cooperation between the institutions and a system as a whole is necessary. So far, cooperation was rated good and takes place directly through the contacts between experts and joint action.

Both sides in the meeting discussed current information related to various aspects of their cooperation and agreed to continue the timely exchange of information and action especially in cases of manipulation and alienation of children in high-conflict divorces of parents, different forms of abuse and neglect of children and the involvement of children in treatment.

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