Poland - Country Profile 2022 on children in need
Eurochild recently published a new report, (In)visible children, on the situation of children in need across Europe. Read feedback from our members from Poland on the European Semester, on EU funding, and on the development of the Child Guarantee National Action Plans and further analysis on child poverty and social exclusion
In our latest report, (In)visible Children - Eurochild 2022 report on children in need across Europe, together with our members we urge governments and decision-makers to support the most vulnerable children and prevent widening inequalities.
From a child rights perspective, the European Semester Country Report for Poland outlines the challenges concerning early childhood education and care, education, and the needs of children arriving from Ukraine. It addresses child poverty and social exclusion of children arguing that, while the child benefit scheme was extended to all children, its amount has not been revised for over 5 years to account for inflation.
When it comes to funding priorities, Eurochild member, the Polish Foster Care Coalition, calls on the government of Poland to prioritise investments in training for foster parents, focus on family- and community-based services, and in the development of a child budgeting methodology.