Analysis of the Social Impact of Leaving Care in the Last 10 Years in Romania Cover Image

Analiza impactului social al ieșirii din îngrijire în ultimii 10 ani în România
Analysis of the Social Impact of Leaving Care in the Last 10 Years in Romania

Author(s): Vișinel Costel Balan
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Public Administration
Published by: Institutul Român pentru Drepturile Omului
Keywords: revocation; special protection measure; social impact; leave care;

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses the social impact following the leaving from care of young people for whom the measure of special protection was revoked or has expired after reaching the age of 18, respectively of young people preparing to leave care in the next two years. The article al so presents the perspective of the specialised staff within the child protection directorates at national level. In this regard, we presented the way in which the authorities have managed and will manage the next generations of young people who are preparing to leave the special protection system. At the same time, the article analyses the perception of young people about their experiences after having left care. The methods of investigation used for this article were interviews, observation and qualitative case study. The qualitative research method we used is focused on understanding the situation of young people after the revocation of the special protection measure. The actions of the involved actors are insufficient to tackle/solve the issues of young people following the end of special protection measures. The General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection, the main responsible body, has proved a faulty involvement in applying sustainable social policies to protect those who no longer benefit from special protection measures.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 56-74
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Romanian