The Centre for the Child – Sarantaporou among the 28 best practices of the programme FEAD

The Network for Children’s Rights, as a partner, and the Municipality of Athens, as coordinator of the Social Partnership “Athens Capital of Solidarity”, have designed and are implementing actions to provide psychosocial services to the citizens of Athens who are beneficiaries of the European Assistance Fund (FEAD). The services are provided by a specialized Scientific Team of the Network in venues allocated by the Municipality of Athens to the Multipurpose Municipal Hospital of Patision (Sarantaporou 4).

The Centre for the Child, which operates in this context, is aimed at children (and their parents) up to 15 years of age and offers a range of activities that contribute to the social inclusion of those served. In addition to activities exclusively for children (creative employment, learning support, collaboration with a pediatric psychologist, social worker & speech therapist), additional services are provided to parents and other adults (psychosocial support, employment counseling, accounting consulting) served.

This service model was selected by the FEAD / TEVA Network to be presented in the latest issue with 28 case studies from all over Europe. The version can be found here, with reference to the Network on page 31.