Klauskite Neįgaliems State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour
LtIEn
Anglų
Children have the right to be heard and adults should listen to their views. T. Hammarberg
Anglų
Of particular importance is the child's right to protection from all forms of abuse and violence.
Anglų
Children need safe environments where they can feel free to speak without the risk of being shamed or punished for their views.
Anglų
Children have the right to be who they are. J. Korczak
Anglų
Children are not prospective humans, they are already human beings.
Anglų
I am not here to be loved and admired, but to act and love. J. Korczak
  • Children have the right to be heard and adults should listen to their views. T. Hammarberg
  • Of particular importance is the child's right to protection from all forms of abuse and violence.
  • Children need safe environments where they can feel free to speak without the risk of being shamed or punished for their views.
  • Children have the right to be who they are. J. Korczak
  • Children are not prospective humans, they are already human beings.
  • I am not here to be loved and admired, but to act and love. J. Korczak
 
Foster Care
 

According to the Lithuanian legislation alternative care of a child may be: a) temporal/permanent guardianship in i) a foster family, ii) social family, iii) child care institution; b) temporal guardianship under the request of parents; c) adoption (national or international).

Guardianship is established for children under the age of 14; curatorship is established for children older than 14.

Temporal child guardianship/curatorship means care for and upbringing of a child temporarily deprived of parental care, also representation and protection of the child’s legitimate interests in the family, social family or institution. The Article 3.250 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania establishes that the State institution for the protection of the child’s rights shall be responsible for the determination of children in need of guardianship and their registration. The Institution shall place a child under temporary guardianship within three days of the receipt of information about the child’s need of guardianship. Temporal guardianship/curatorship may be established when:

- parents or single parent are missing and attempts are made to trace them (pending the court judgement declaring them missing or dead);
- parents or single parent are temporarily incapable of taking care of the child because of the parents’ (the father’s or the mother’s) illness, arrest, imposed sentence, or due to other compelling reasons;
- parents or single parent do not take care of the child, neglect him, do not look after him, do not bring him up properly, use physical or psychological violence thereby endangering the child’s physical, mental, spiritual or moral development and safety (pending the court order separating the child from the parents).

The purpose of temporary child guardianship/curatorship is to return the child into the child’s natural family. A child is placed under temporal guardianship by the decision of the Director of the Administration of the Municipality under the recommendation of the regional Child Rights Protection Institution.

Permanent child guardianship/curatorship shall be established for children deprived of parental care who, under the existing conditions, are unable to return into their natural family, and their care, upbringing, representation and protection of their rights and legitimate interests are entrusted to another family, social family or guardianship/curatorship institution. Permanent guardianship/curatorship may be established when:

- both parents or single parent of the child are dead;
- both parents of the child or his single parent have been declared missing or dead by a court judgement;
- the child has been separated from the parents in accordance with the procedure established by law;
- the child’s parents or close relatives are not identified within a 3-month period after the child’s birth;
- both parents or the single parent of the child are declared legally incapable in accordance with the procedure established by law.

A child is placed under permanent guardianship by the decision of the court under the application of the regional Child Rights Protection Institution. 

Main differences of temporal and permanent guardianship of a child

Temporal guardianship

                                           

Permanent guardianship

                                              

Aim  

 

To return child to his biological family

 

There are no conditions to return child to a family 

                                                                                                                                

 

 

Social services for biological family

                                                                          

 

 

There is an active work with the biological family

                                                                                               

 

Social services are not provided

Procedure  
Administrative Court
Supervision of care  
Several times per year 1 time per year

 Family support system

 

back  
State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour
State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour
Search:
State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour   State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour
 
vaiko teises
  Interneto svetainių kūrimas Interneto svetainių kūrimas optimizavimas seo