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The Association


The Child Protection Centres campaign for a culture of cooperation. An everyday life without violence is the precondition for children to be able to establish emotional attachments with people and develop own feelings. All people have a right to lead a life of their own authority and autonomy. The fundaments for that are protection against violence, prevention of social isolation by poverty and lack of attachment, health endangerment as well as avoiding unemployment and active participation in social life.

The Child Protection Centres take responsibility by actively taking part in social discourses, legislative initiatives and projects that can improve the living conditions of children, adolescents and parents.

The challenges in child protection can only be tackled with a qualified and financially secured help system. Thus, the Child Protection Centres become involved with establishing binding basic conditions in the help systems and for the quality of work in child protection and in youth welfare.

They contribute knowledge and practical experiences of the Local Child Protection Centres for this task. The professional entitlement is based on this. Experts of the particular Child Protection Centres build up the basis for enforcing political child protection aims of the association with their professional engagement.

Within the institutions of the Child Protection Centres, manifold contacts with children, adolescents and adults in difficult living conditions evolve every day. Experiences from a highly complex work field, the knowledge about the risks and the course of difficult help processes, as well as handling the fear of mistakes and personal failure are passed to colleagues. Learning from one another is the applied principle.

With their offers, the Child Protection Centres want to advance the discourse at the intersections of help systems, especially between youth welfare, education, health care, care for the disabled and judiciary. On behalf of children, adolescents and parents on the one side as well as colleagues in the help institutions on the other side.