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The Government approved in the Council of Ministers a decree establishing the regime for the implementation of residential care as a measure to promote the rights and protection of children and young people in distress.

Through this new regime, residential care ’emerges as an integrated system, with the management of vacancies ensuring the identification of the host house that is best suited to the child or young person to host, so as to facilitate faster and more appropriate intervention. provided for the possibility of hosting the houses by specialized units’, announcementof the Council of Ministers.

The note also highlights ’emergency response units, residential structures particularly designed to respond to situations requiring the immediate removal or withdrawal of the child from the danger situation and his family context’.

With this regime, “a qualified and quality reception is promoted, accompanied by duly qualified technical teams and educative teams able to provide adequate care, framed by an institution that wants to adapt to this reality and the work to be developed. in such a sensitive area of the lives of children and young people and their families.

Residential care is a measure aimed at providing care and the integration of children and young people in a safe socio-family context, based on the assumption of return to the biological family or, considering their age and maturity, their preparation for the autonomy of their families. life or, always in their best interest, to a confidence in their adoption or civil sponsorship.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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