DataCare Country Overview - Italy
In the context of the DataCare project, key data on children in alternative care for each country in EU and the UK have been analysed to map how EU Member States and the UK currently collect data on the situation of children in alternative care.
Work is in progress to integrate the different systems that currently exist and enable communication between them. The aim is to build a national information system within the social services system that can follow the pathways for taking charge of children in the services. It also aims to guarantee timely processing data and enabling longitudinal tracking. That being said, regions have full and exclusive legislative power in the field of social services. This regionalization of the Italian welfare system has led to a fragmentation between systems.