Assessment of Children's perspective on Child Protection Unit services
Child Protection Units play a key role, in coordinating with other public and private local and regional levels, to manage and respond effectively to the needs of children and to advocate and raise public awareness regarding child protection issues. 17 Child Protection Units (CPU) workers have been subject of capacity building in the ‘Mario project' and the training have concentrated in the elements of ethics in work with children; legal framework; social work with children and case management. Based at the social service department of Municipalities and communes, the CPUs’ work is focused on protecting children subject or at risk of violence, abuse, neglect, social exclusion, trafficking, exploitation and other phenomena that affect the welfare of children. The Assessment aims to inform the work and efforts of Mario project partners and the local government's CPUs on how children assess the services they receive from CPU workers in order to better meet the needs and rights of children.