Common Vision on Child Care Issues

23 Jun, 2011

On June 11-12 the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) and Social Service Agency organized the training course for judges on the issues related to Child Care, Deinstitutionalization and Current Legislation.The event took place in Lopota, Kakheti.

Over two days, 13 judges from the Supreme Court of Georgia, Tbilisi Court of Appeals, Tbilisi City Court and district courts and  representatives from Social Service Agency jointly discussed the issues related to  children adoption, social reforms in Georgia, deinstitutionalization and modern approaches to bringing up a child. 

The training course was run by employees of the Legal and Child Care Departments of the Social Service Agency of Georgia, Public Defender’s Office representatives and experts of the social sphere.

During the workshop the judges had an opportunity to obtain unbiased information on issues they find interesting directly from the top officials of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs and the Social Service Agency.  They focused on discussing preventive measures for putting up the children for adoption and those legislative issues that should be improved.