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PROMISE II, led by the Council of Baltic Sea States, is a continuation of the PROMISE project, which developed practical tools and facilitated mutual exchange and learning to promote interagency and multidisciplinary services for child victims and witnesses of violence.

PROMISE II has a strong focus on national level implementation. The partners will work in 11 European countries to develop, promote and facilitate:

  • Active use of the PROMISE resources, including the Barnahus Quality Standards and the Tracking Tool;
  • National roundtables, dialogue, roadmaps, frameworks and agreements for the establishment of services for child victims and witnesses of violence (Barnahus);
  • Tailor-made training for Barnahus staff;
  • European-level network engagement through webinars and chats;
  • Judicial sector workshops;
  • A methodology for gathering the perspectives of children on the operation and impact of Barnahus services;
  • Expanding visibility and outreach to promote the Barnahus model in Europe and globally.

Child Circle’s role in this project is to faciliate and coordinate implementation of the national activities together with the project partners. Child Circle will also lead on the work promoting the use of the PROMISE resources, in particular the Barnahus Quality Standards and contribute with specialised expertise to activities such as the roundtables, development of national roadmaps, judicial workshops and the webinars.

The main partners in this project are:

  • The Council of Baltic Sea States (Coordinator)
  • Child Circle (Belgium)
  • SAPI (Bulgaria)
  • HFC Hope for Children CRC Policy Centre (Cyprus)
  • Child Protection Unit (Estonia)
  • Welfare Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland)
  • Childhood Foundation (Germany)
  • Eszter Foundation (Hungary)
  • Szociális Szolgáltatók Közhasznú Egyesülete (Hungary)
  • TUSLA Child and Family Agency (Ireland)
  • Centre Dardedze (Latvia)
  • Empowering Children Foundation (Poland)
  • Salvati Copiii/Save the Children (Romania)
  • NHS (UK, England)

Watch this space for news and updates as the project commences in January.

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