Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Maryna Lazebna said that the Government had established a Coordination Headquarters for the Protection of the Rights of the Child under Martial Law.
The Headquarters was set up on the initiative of the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Pavlo Sushko and the Advisor - Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights and Rehabilitation Darya Herasymchuk.
The Headquarters will coordinate the work of central and local executive bodies, local governments on evacuation, creating safe conditions and ensuring rights during martial law:
• orphans, children deprived of parental care who are under 18 and live or are enrolled in institutions of various types, including children with disabilities;
• children who do not have this status, but live or are enrolled in institutions of various types, including children with disabilities;
• children brought up in family forms of education;
• children placed to reside with foster families.
The Coordination Headquarters will be headed by the co-chairs - the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine and the Adviser - the Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights and Rehabilitation. The Headquarters will also comprise the Adviser - Commissioner the President of Ukraine on Barrier Free Environment, a representative of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, representatives of the Ministry of Social Policy, Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Defense, Ministry for Communities and Territories Development, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Infrastructure, National Police, State Border Guard Service, National Social Service, SES, Prosecutor General's Office, Subcommittee on Family and Children Affairs of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy, Education Ombudsman of Ukraine, representatives of international organizations, civic associations and independent experts.