The CF “You are an Angel” received a response to the Information Request to the Department for Children’s Services
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On Monday, February 22, 2021, the CF “You are an Angel” applied for public information to the Department for Children’s Services of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration.
Let us remind you that on February 19, 2021, the 4th session of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration (eighth democratic convocation) made the decision No 87-4/2021 “On termination of the Dolyna Regional Centre for Social Support of Children and Families “Warm House” of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council”. Besides, it was informed on relocation of children from “Warm House” to other institutions to care and up bring, in particular to the Tlumach Center for Social Support of Children and Families and Zalucha Orphanage, and several children, it seems, should be placed in family care.
The Department for Children’s Services of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration responded to our request within the timeframe established by law and provided a written response. However, the letter contains general phrases and does not provide a thorough answer to the information we requested. In our opinion, the explanation for this can only be the lack of a clear vision of the future fate of orphans and children deprived of parental care from the "Warm Home" in the leaders of the region. The information provided in the letter about the "future" placement of children in foster families and family-type orphanages is very doubtful.
According to our sources, only 38 orphans from the most famous regional institutions were placed in family care during 2018-2020. Therefore, the claim on the prompt placement of 31 children from the “Warm Home” in family care is hopeless and impossible for the Department for Children’s Services of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration – it is obvious!
The position of the Charitable Foundation “You are an Angel” on the issue of “Warm House” remains unchanged:
1. The decision of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council No 87-4/2021 of February 19, 2021t violates the rights and interests of orphans and children deprived of parental care.
2. The Dolyna Regional Centre for Social Support of Children and Families “Warm House” of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council can be liquidated if only 100% of children are placed in family care.
The CF “You are an Angel” has already sent letters of appeal to deputies of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council -– Natalia Pertsovych and Yevhenia Bardyak, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – Oleksandr Matusevych, Pavlo Sushko, Kira Rudyk, Iryna Herashchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko. A letter was also sent to the UNICEF Representative in Ukraine, Mr. Lotta Sylwander, and to the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, with a request to intervene in the situation surrounding the “Warm House” and to examine all the reasons for decision No 87-4/2021dated February 19, 2021 on violaton the rights and interests of children and provide them with a legal assessment.