CHILDREN SAID

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

In the Institution of Ombudsman for Children a working meeting was held today attended by representatives of relevant ministries and non-governmental organizations regarding the adoption of the Protocol on the procedure in cases of violence, abuse and neglect of children.

All participants agree that the adoption of the Protocol is necessary, because there are no clear procedures for treatment of the subjects of protection in cases of violence against children.

The lack of procedures for treatment often results in lack of adequate reaction of relevant which further threatens the right of the child to its uninterrupted development.

Given that the primary purpose of the Protocol is improving the status of a child, its protection and needed assistance in all situations when it is exposed to some form of violence, in a manner to ensure adequate and timely reaction of competent institutions, the Protocol defines the responsibilities of each institution individually, but also of common activities. That contributes to better cooperation between relevant institutions and services and provides a multidisciplinary approach, which is a prerequisite for comprehensive and quality protection of children from all forms of violence, abuse and neglect.