I.Tasmagambetov Instructs To Intensify Efforts To Reduce The Number Of Children At Orphanages
Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov chaired today a meeting, which focused on reducing the number of children at the orphanages. Participating in the meeting were the Mazhilis Deputy, Ombudsman for Children Zagipa Baliyeva, Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev, representatives of central executive government agencies, non-governmental and commercial organizations.
The meeting covered the formation of data base of the orphans and children without parental care, and persons wishing to adopt children.
As you know, the Head of State instructed the state agencies to reduce the number of children at the orphanages. In this regard, public authorities carry out systematic and consistent work. The alternative family forms are expanded � except for adoption, custody, guardianship, since 2017 there will be introduced foster and host families, I.Tasmagambetov said.
In addition, he noted that this process will be joined by non-governmental organizations, which in the framework of the legislation on a voluntary basis have been working with orphanages stuff, teach them, etc. The Vice Prime Minister also mentioned Ana Uyi public fund which implements the Adoption Support Center project.
According to Minister of Education and Science, in order to ensure transparency and accessibility in matters of adoption, in April this year it was created a national databank of orphans, children without parental care and persons wishing to adopt children.
As per the latest data, through the Minors Adaptation Center over 6,000 children are annually placed to be raised in the family (adoption, custody, foster care, return to the blood family or sent to institutions for orphans or children without parental care). Also, newborns having no parents may be immediately transferred to the family by the guardian authorities of local executive bodies.
All concerned state agencies need to intensify efforts to reduce the number of children in orphanages through the transfer of children for adoption, custody and foster care, Deputy Prime Minister summed up.
In addition, following the meeting the Vice Prime Minister instructed the responsible structures jointly with the Ombudsman for Children and NGOs to make proposals to improve the legislation concerning the participation of NGOs in the placement of orphans and children without parental care in families of Kazakhstan citizens.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan