Poland's Child Guarantee National Action Plan – An overview
2021 was a turning point in the fight against child poverty, with the launch of two landmark initiatives, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee.
As EU Member States submit their Child Guarantee National Action Plans, Eurochild will share highlights from each plan that members, children's rights advocates and influencers can use in their own work to ensure children's rights remain high on the political agendas across Europe.
The Polish Child Guarantee National Action Plan submitted on 29 August focuses on:
- tackling homelessness, by reforming the public rental market and increasing funding of programmes for subsidised and government housing;
- supporting children's mental health, by introducing a new model of mental healthcare for children;
- supporting children with a migrant background, Roma children and children of refugees from Ukraine, by offering educational support to foreign students and launching specific measures for children from Ukraine;
- supporting children in alternative care - especially in institutional care, by developing a central register of vacancies and launching actions targeting children in precarious family situations.
This overview presents highlights extracted from the National Action Plan (NAP) from Poland published on 29/08/2022. It is not exhaustive nor does it evaluate the NAP and uses the same terms as those in the NAP. It is intended to summarise key elements & to signpost stakeholders to other relevant analyses.