• Українською
  • Government adopts important resolution on orphans in temporarily occupied territories or illegally taken to russia

    The draft resolution was prepared on the instructions of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk following the meetings of the Coordination Headquarters for the Protection of Children’s Rights under Martial Law.

    The changes apply to the heads of district state administrations in Kyiv, as well as the executive bodies of village, town and city councils. They will be obliged to submit requests to the National Police to search for orphans and children deprived of parental care who were forcibly displaced to the territory of the aggressor state or who remained in the TOT and with whom there is no contact or whose exact location cannot be established.

    The document also obliges the child welfare services to decide on the termination of the functioning of a family-like group home or foster family in case of absence of communication with them for 7 consecutive calendar days or in case of refusal to provide information about foster children, in particular about their state of health.

    The implementation of the Resolution will make it possible to regulate by law the issue of submitting a request to search for children who are in the temporarily occupied territory or who have been taken to russia.