Implementation of Children Rights Protection in Lithuanian Municipalities
Keywords:protection of children rights, social services, and children rights protection service, child care.
The purpose of the article is to analyze the implementation of children rights protection in Lithuanian municipalities.
A special attention is paid to the implementation in the context of social services provision. Author starts the
analysis by pointing to the major problematic issue, such as orientation towards the child care instead of providing
social services. After the description of children rights protection policy, the questions of financing and personnel
(qualification, staffing, etc.) at the municipal level are elaborated. Author recommends changing several points in
legislation, improving planning and staffing abilities, which would ensure a better and more effective implementation
of the policy, reviewing functions of implementing bodies, etc.