The government has adopted a significant resolution concerning orphans who have been placed in the TOT or illegally brought to russia

Опубліковано 20 December 2023 року, о 10:35

The Vice Prime Minister, Iryna Vereshchuk, ordered the development of the draft resolution after meetings of the Coordination Headquarters for the Protection of Children’s Rights under Martial Law.

The changes affect the heads of district state administrations in Kyiv, as well as the executive bodies of village, town, and city councils. The responsibility of submitting applications to the National Police for the search of orphans and children deprived of parental care, who have been forcibly displaced to the territory of the aggressor state or who remained in the TOT and with whom there is no contact or whose specific location cannot be established, will fall on them.

The document requires child services to terminate the operation of a family-type children’s home or foster family if there has been no communication for 7 consecutive calendar days or if they refuse to provide information about the health status of adopted children.

Implementing the resolution will enable legislative regulation of the process for applying to search for children who are in the temporarily occupied territory or taken to russia.