CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ACCOMODATED IN FOSTER FAMILIES IN REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Natasa Stanojkovska Trajkovska, Risto Petrov

Abstract


With the Social Protection Law, Republic of Macedonia provides
help for the children without parents and parental care, on a
population-wide basis or only for the children with special educational
needs, through one of the forms of non-institutional protection, fostering
in an another family. Placing children in fosters families provides
existence and progress in the family environment, surrounds them with
love, happiness and understanding. This form of protection is being developed
for decades in the Republic of Macedonia but with the beginning
of the process of deinstitutionalization it becomes particularly
positive amongst this children’s category. 70 families in Macedonia in
six cities are fostering special educational needs children, with a total
of 107 children being placed there.


Key words: CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL
NEEDS, FOSTER FAMILIES, NON-INSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION,
DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION


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