About us

[title size=”1″]About us[/title]

Latvian Child Welfare Network (LCWN), Association  was founded  on  11. November 2014 by 8 international and national NGO’s, representing for child development  and well-being relevant fields such as education, social welfare and health. These organisations are: Education Development Centre (EDC); Latvian Children’s Fund; Latvian Country Family Doctors’ Association; Foundation Dardedze; Ronald McDonald  House Charities;  Latvian EAPN; Save the Children  Latvia.

The goal of the LCWN is to advocate for children’s rights and ensure the increase of the physical, social, mental  and material well-being of children in Latvia by making use of the right of civil society to participate in decision making and monitoring of it’s  implementation.

Based on the strategy,  developed  by the  LCWN till 2019, the  main targets are:

  • Safe and child friendly environment, including successful deinstitutionalization of children in out of home care, qualified  practitioners for  prevention  and intervention  in the work with children.
  • Quality and inclusive education for children from preschool to the end of elementary school close to the      children’s residence, awareness raising and promotion of the need for paradigm change in the education system according  the  children’s needs;
  • Accessibility of primary and secondary health care services for children as well importance of prevention based health system and  investments.

Achievements  so far:

  • Cooperation  agreement with  Ministry of Welfare  & The State  Inspectorate  For Protection Of Children’s Rights;
  • Participation  in the Maternal and Child Health Advisory  Council at the Ministry of   Health;
  • Submission  of proposals for the Working  plan 2015-2017  of the Welfare  Ministry of  Latvia;
  • Participation  in the  preparation of the Alternative  report on the State of Child Rights for  UN;
  • Membership  at  Eurochild as a national partner.
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