Keeping the door open: Resources for children and youth leaving institutional care in the Baltic Sea region

Pub. May 13, 2008 Published May 13, 2008

This report was prepared in advance of a conference Keeping the door open – Support to young people leaving care held on 7 and 8 October 2009 by the Lithuanian Ministry of Social Security and Labour and the Council of the Baltic Sea States in partnership with the Council of Europe, UNICEF and SOS Children’s Villages International.

The report maps the variety of systems (or absence of them) for children leaving care across the Baltic Sea Region, and collects diverse examples of practices supporting children and young people leaving institutions in the Baltic Sea countries. Thus, the aim is to look at what is available rather than to evaluate the effectiveness of the projects and programmes.