Violence against children in Serbia has numerous forms and occurs in various contexts – the intimate family surroundings, in schools, in institutions where children are placed for protection, in the digital space and in the community. Prevention and protection of children from violence have been labelled as one of the priorities for national policy for more than a decade. A new cycle of the policy of prevention and protection of children from violence was initiated in 2017, while the goal of the study: “Violence against Children in Serbia: Determinants, Factors and Interventions” is to provide solid evidence for those aspects of violence that were not at the core of policy to date – determinants and factors initiating violence.
The findings of this study were based on the specific approach of the UNICEF office for research – Inoccenti (Research to Policy and Practice Process – R3P), requiring a comprehensive overview of the available knowledge about violence and the broad participation of a large number of interest groups in re-examining interventions and formulating recommendations for the next cycle of policy for prevention and protection of children from violence.
You can read about ways to improve the system of prevention and protection of children from violence in the study “Violence against Children in Serbia: Determinants, Factors and Interventions”. An overview of the findings of the study can be downloaded here.
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