For the last year, partners have conducted human rights monitoring in 30 institutions for children with mental disabilities in four European countries, with co-funding from the European Commission.
Despite the commitment of States to deinstitutionalise people with disabilities, children continue to be placed in residential settings – placing them at increased risk of abuse and lifelong segregation.
We will share preliminary findings of this project, and consider how the CRPD can be used as a tool for preventing abuse. We will also share our monitoring methods.
You are warmly invited to join us for the discussion
- Chair (TBC)
- Sára Pásztor – The forms and extent of abuse in institutional settings for children with disabilities in Europe: monitoring findings from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary and the UK.
- Sándor Gurbai – Characteristics of institutionalisation and effects on childhood development.
- Steven Allen – Independent monitoring by civil society.
Presentations will last for 20mins. Following this, discussion is warmly invited.
The event will have live captioning. Light refreshments will also be provided.