Professional experiences of on-call specialists in the field of violations of children’s rights
Social challenges
Daiva Malinauskienė
Šiauliai University, Lithuania
Aistė Igorytė
Šiauliai University, Lithuania
Published 2020-12-30
https://doi.org/10.21277/sw.v1i10.529
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Keywords

on-call specialists
professional experiences
violations of children’s rights

How to Cite

Malinauskienė D. and Igorytė A. (2020) “Professional experiences of on-call specialists in the field of violations of children’s rights”, Social Welfare : Interdisciplinary Approach, 10(1), pp. 46-55. doi: 10.21277/sw.v1i10.529.

Abstract

The article analyses the content of the activity of child rights protection on-call specialists, their experiences related to the representation of the child and his/her interests. In Lithuania, this position is new and it emerged after the reform of the child rights protection system, which was caused by the increase in cases of violence against children, which resulted in their death several times. The activity of on-call specialists is focused on making quick decisions in response to reports of violations of children’s rights in the family and society.

Qualitative research revealed the experience of on-call specialists in relation to the assessments of violations of children’s rights in daily activities and the reactions of parents/ guardians to the assistance provided by on-call specialists.

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