MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL POLICY
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUNICIPALITY OF VARNA
„PARTNERSHIP FOR BETTER SOCIAL SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT“
CELEBRATION OF NASO’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
CEREMONY FOR GIVING ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL AWARDS
International Hotel, Golden Sands Resort, Varna, Bulgaria
13th – 14th JUNE 2019
We are kindly inviting you to take part in an International Forum dedicated to 10 years of active and successful European and national partnerships in the fields of social services and employment. The Forum programme includes a Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO) as well as a Ceremony for Giving Anniversary National Awards.
The registrations for non-Bulgarian participants can be done via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st May 2019 incl., whereby we kindly ask you to first consider the additional information available here before registering.
PRESIDENT OF NASO
First 2016 session of Social Service National Advisory Center
On January 14, 2016, in the city of Sofia, the first Social Service National Advisory Center meeting in 2016 took place. It was organized by National Alliance for Social Responsibilty (NASO) and the Agency for Social Assistance (ASA), and it gave an opportunity for methodological counseling and support for increasing the capacity of specialists and social service providers. During the meeting held, questions related to the procedure of taking a child out of a service, which does not correspond to its needs, and hence, of the child’s placement within a more suitable community service, were discussed. The ASA methodologists pointed out that the children with a deviant behavior were to be put up at residential services, whereby it was important to provide supporting services. It is advisory that the Social Assistance Directorate and the corresponding service provider put themselves in contact in advance in order to discuss the accommodation of the child according to his/her needs, the specifics, resources and target groups of the particular service, as well as the recommendations of the methodology for providing the certain residential service. It is also recommendable that the Child Protection Department and the social service provider comment on the possibilities for using other services, such as Social Support Centers and Centers for Social Rehabilitation and Integration. Additionally, mechanisms need to be developed in order to attract other specialists in accordance with the child’s needs.
With regard to using a long-term social service provided to children with disabilities, it was discussed that when the individual needs of the child require a long-term care, the deadline for using the particular service should be extended. In view of the changes in the child’s development, the environment and the results achieved, and according to the normative regulations regarding the duration of providing a long-term social service, it is recommended that the document allowing the placement of a child in a long-term social service is issued within no longer than a year. Each social service provider should give a feedback regarding the progress of their work with the particular user.