Two more out-of-fam­ily sup­port cen­tres to be opened in Latvia

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The out-of-fam­ily sup­port cen­tres Liepāja and Dūja, planned for Riga, as of­fered by the NGO So­ciālo pakalpo­jumu aģen­tūra, have been con­firmed by the Min­istry of Wel­fare.

The up­com­ing cen­tres would be tasked with look­ing for ac­cept­ing fam­i­lies to chil­dren not cared for by their par­ents.

The Min­istry stated on Thurs­day, Au­gust 30, that they would also en­sure train­ing and psy­cho­log­i­cal-so­cial sup­port to foster fam­i­lies, guardians, guest fam­i­lies and adopters and con­duct the psy­cho­log­i­cal re­search of the fam­i­lies, as well as cal­cu­late and make pay­ments to spe­cialised foster fam­i­lies.

«Sup­port to fam­i­lies must be tar­geted – it can be also a nec­es­sary ser­vice or a dif­fer­ent kind of sup­port. It is im­por­tant to have both the over­all sup­port sys­tem for the fam­ily and ac­ces­si­ble and pro­fes­sional out-of-fam­ily care, if it is nec­es­sary for the in­ter­ests of the child,» com­mented the Lat­vian Min­is­ter of Wel­fare, Jā­nis Reirs.

Ieva Leiniša/LETA

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