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Kateřina Cilečková

Changes in Substitute for Family Care


Article discusses changes brought in substitute for family care through abrogation of Family Act and enactment of Civil Code. Change in legislation puts great demands on workers of Social-Legal Protection of Children. Their task is to apply the law in force and together provide effective assistance to endangered child and family. Article discusses changes that have occurred in different types of substitute for family care from January 1, 2014 and focuses of the tasks of Social-Legal Protection of Children, all against the backdrop of international agreement, that are binding for the Czech Republic and which largely influenced the wording of the new law.


substitute for family care, Civil Code, Act on Social-Legal Protection of Children, adoption, guardianship, wardship, foster care

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