Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights Mykola Kuleba met with representatives of the Office of Children's Issues of the US Department of State and representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
Mykola Kuleba spoke of the implementation of deinstitutionalization reform in our country, achievements and challenges in this area. In particular, he focused on the importance of developing family and child support services in communities, as most boarding students (about 94%) have parents.
According to the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine, preventing children from boarding schools should be a priority for the community.
The interlocutors separately discussed the ratification and implementation of the Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation on International Adoption. Representatives of the U.S. spoke about the experience and features of implementation of the Hague Convention.
Mykola Kuleba also stressed the importance of sharing the experience in the process of creating social services in communities and training professionals working with children.