What state support is provided for family-type children’s homes?

Опубліковано 12 March 2024 року, о 9:54

The Ukrainian Child Rights Network’s website, a long-term partner of the Ministry of Reintegration, describes the state aid available for family-type children’s homes.

A family-type children’s home is a separate family that takes in at least five orphans and children deprived of parental care for upbringing and cohabitation. It is created at the request of a married couple or an individual who is not married.

Benefits and assistance for family-type children’s homes from the state:

  1. The authority that established the FTCH provides foster parents with a house or multi-room apartment on a priority basis. This may also include furniture, household appliances, and other durable goods.
  2. A land plot may be provided for the use of a FTCH. This plot can be used for gardening and horticulture.
  3. If needed, the housing may undergo an overhaul. The decision to do so is made by the authority that established the FTCH.
  4. Each child receives a monthly state allowance of 2.5 subsistence minimums. A child with a disability receives 3.5 subsistence minimums.
  5. Foster children keep alimony, pensions, and other state aid that they were previously awarded.
  6. Parents and caregivers of the FTCH receive financial support. The legislation allows for the deduction of insurance contributions for compulsory state pension insurance for non-working foster parents in the amount of their financial support.
  7. Working foster parents are entitled to 10 days of paid leave.
  8. The Center for Social Services also provides mandatory social support.