Advocacy and research

Our advocacy program aims to protect the right of every child to live and develop in a secure family environment. Our approach is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the international and national framework for the protection of children’s rights. While through our social services we reach children and families directly, by influencing policies at the national and local levels, we can reach all children and families across the country.

We advocate the introduction of a comprehensive child welfare policy and the adoption of evidence-based policies in all areas related to children’s rights in Bulgaria. The priority topics on which we carry out advocacy activities are:

– Early Childhood Development

– Social and integrated services in the community

– Child poverty and social exclusion

– Child protection, including deinstitutionalization, foster care, prevention of child abandonment and separation from parents, capacity of the child protection system

– Violence against children

– The rights of children with disabilities and developmental difficulties

On these topics, the team of our organization has a highly developed expertise, which is based on our practice in our social and integrated services, as well as our research.

In recent years, we have expanded the scope of our research. Independently and in partnership with other organizations, we conduct research focused primarily on policies and practices related to our priority advocacy topics. Our research aims to support the advocacy program by extracting data and evidence to shape our policy recommendations.

We participate in a number of networks and associations, through which we create partnerships and work together with other supporters in the direction of ensuring the rights of children in our country.

Our Happy Stories

The fight for Katya’s happiness

This story is not about an abandoned child. It's not for a sick child. But it is no less touching. This is the story of Katya - a sensitive girl who at a young age meets face to face with an indescribable tragedy and just falls silent. She stops. She vanishes.

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With our support, little Andrei will once again enjoy his father’s care

happy story from Plovdiv

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The Miracle Thumbelina

She is the little miracle of smiling young parents

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How a foster parent rewrote 6 children’s stories…

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Maggie’s story and the new glasses

Little Maggie, who has been using our services for early childhood development for half a year, is already a toddler who builds towers of cubes and is getting to know the world with increasing interest.

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Motherly love is stronger than anything

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New initiative: Adoption group for mutual assistance

a place for communication, sharing and spontaneous support

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How long are 6 months when you are 4 years old?

Anyone who has cared for a young child knows that 6 months of his life can be an eternity, it can be a moment, or it can be both.

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Another child grows up healthy and loved by mom and dad

Iveta got the chance to stay at home and develop with the love and care of her parents.

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