#BOURE2020: Has deinstitutionalization improved the situation of children in Bulgaria?
Sustainable Development Goals: 16
- SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Has deinstitutionalization improved the situation of children in Bulgaria? Proposing alternative approaches to long-standing historical practices can influence responses and have a profound effect on children’s rights. In Bulgaria, which has significant rates of institutionalized children, an evaluation of a more family-centric approach to childcare allowed the Government to reverse the practice of institutionalizing children and to scale up alternative care approaches, helping restore children’s right to family relations.