MIA: Thousands of parents are deprived of rights in Kazakhstan annually
Nearly a thousand of parents lose parental rights every year in Kazakhstan. This was reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kassymov.
At the request of the police, nearly a thousand parents lose parental rights in court every year, thereby artificially increasing the level of social orphanage in the country, � K. Kassymov said during the Government Hour in Majilis.
According to the MIA, today more than 12 thousand disadvantaged families are held under preventive supervision by the police, which are home to more than 16 thousand children.
Last year, for neglecting parental duties more than 5500 parents were brought to administrative liability. 44 facts of child abuse were identified and prevented; more than a thousand people were deprived of parental rights. Ideally they should all be under the supervision of not only the police, but also social services and the public. Undoubtedly, the police have some leverage on socially disadvanted families, but unfortunately those methods are all purely repressive, � K. Kassymov said.
Often the reasons contributing to occurring violence against children are connected to family problems of social and medical nature, the Minister said.
Timely assistance with the employment of parents, solving everyday problems, as well as receiving medical and psychological services would contribute to the rehabilitation of minors, � the Minister said.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan