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I.Tasmagambetov ordered to intensify efforts to reduce the number of children in orphanages

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by December 2, 2016 Legal

The meeting was attended by Zagipa Baliyeva, Deputy of the Majilis of Parliament, Children’s Rights Ombudsman of Kazakhstan , Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Erlan Sagadiyev, as well as representatives of central executive government agencies, non-governmental and commercial organizations.

During the meeting, questions on the formation of an information database of orphans and children left without parental care, and persons wishing to adopt children to grow up in their families, were raised.

“The Head of State had instructed the public authorities to reduce the number of children in orphanages. In this regard, public authorities carried out systematic and consistent work. Alternative forms of family – except for adoption, custody, guardianship, foster care were expanded; foster and host families will be introduced from January 2017. The state financially stimulates all of these forms,” I. Tasmagambetov said at the meeting.

In addition, he noted that non-governmental organizations are participating; they have been working with the staff of orphanages, teach them diagnose students for diseases on a voluntary basis in the framework of the legislation. Vice-premier noted that one of such organization is the Public Fund “Ana Uiy”, which implements “Adoption Support Center” project.

During the discussion, Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Erlan Sagadiyev said that a national databank of orphans and children left without parental care, and persons wishing to adopt children in foster their families was established in order to ensure transparency and accessibility in matters of adoption in April of this year.

The latest figures confirm that more than six million children who are defined for adoption, custody, foster care through adaptation centers, returned to the blood family or defined in the institution for orphans and children left without parental care.

“It is necessary to all concerned state agencies to intensify efforts to reduce the number of pupils of children’s institutions for orphans through adoption, guardianship, foster care and foster care,” summed up Deputy Prime Minister I. Tasmagambetov.

In addition, upon completion of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister had instructed the responsible structures, together with the Ombudsman for Children and non-governmental organizations to make proposals to improve the legislation, concerning the participation of non-governmental organizations in the placement of orphans and children left without parental care in Kazakh families.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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