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Măsuri concrete pentru ocrotirea copiilor abandonați
Concrete Measures for The Protection of Abandoned Children

Author(s): Vișinel Costel Balan, Răzvan Bădău
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Public Administration, Higher Education , Welfare services
Published by: Institutul Român pentru Drepturile Omului
Keywords: Law No. 191/2022; special protection measure; abandonment; social exclusion; higher education; monthly income; social insurance benefits; access to the labor market; equity; young people; orphans;

Summary/Abstract: This article is an overview on the perspective of leaving care for young people who have reached the age of 18, taking into account the legislative changes introduced by Law No.191/2022 amending and supplementing Law No. 272/2004 on the protection and promotion of children’s rights. The analysis also highlights the relevance of education for young people in care who are about to reach the age of majority but wish to continue their wish to continue their education while receiving a monthly income which is approximately equal to the gross minimum wage. Moreover, students who benefit from this monthly income can concentrate their efforts on their studies so they can integrate the skills acquired in higher education in their lives. Thus, young people left in the care of the state can be autonomous, independent, free individuals, who have clear prospects of achieving well-being when the special protection measure ends. However, for this to become a reality, the abandoned children need predictability, coherent public policies and the support of decision-makers, especially in post-pandemic or economic crisis situations.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 41-51
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian