The webinar’s topic was ‘Child-friendly justice in time of pandemic’. The event has promoted the methodology’s standards on child-friendly justice developed during the first E-PROTECT project. Distinguished speakers from all partner countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Romania) shared national experiences and achievements in the implementation of these standards during the pandemic aiming to encourage the pan-European discussion on these matters. The main topics, which were discussed are:

  • Child protection services and do they operate at limited capacity? The children at risk are monitored even less frequently than before the pandemic.
  • Short-term vs long-term solutions.
  • Quality assurance in the field of social services during the COVID-19 pandemic/ Reporting cases of child abuse in times of COVID-19 pandemic: obstacles and recommendations.

The project implementation is supported by the Justice Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement № 878593.