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Aneta Hašková, Tomáš Waloszek

Substitute Family Care in the Context of Social Policy of the Czech Republic


This article deals with the issue of substitute family care from the perspectives of social work and social policy. In the first part of the article, basic terms are introduced: substitute family care and social policy or family policy. However, the meaning of both is ambiguous. The second part discusses the National Concept of the Czech Republic regarding social policy and social work with respect to the current state of substitute family care after the amendment of the Act on Social and Legal Protection of Children and the emergence of the new Civil Code. Substitute family care is a social event which requires assistance by society both from the perspective of social work and social policy. For this reason, the article describes how the issue of substitute family care is perceived by Czech social policy and what position substitute family care holds in it.


substitute family care, social work, social policy, children, family

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