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Coordination in child care

Nov 12, 2020 at 12:58 • Family and Children

Sergey Morozov, governor of Ulyanovsk Oblast, and Ksenia Frank, chair of the Supervisory Board of the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko, inked a cooperation agreement on 12 November 2020. The Agreement provides for the joint development of systemic managerial decisions to improve children’s well-being in the region.

The signing ceremony took place as part of the ASI Forum called “Strong ideas for modern times”, where Ksenia Frank presented a project entitled “Children’s well-being index”, which made the top 100 list of progressive ideas compiled by experts and popular vote.

The parties agreed to facilitate the development of methodology to assess children’s well-being in Ulyanovsk Oblast and tools to review childhood protection programmes. Special attention will be given to the practice of involving children in making decisions that affect them.

Ksenia Frank, chair of the Supervisory Board of the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko: “We are happy that Ulyanovsk Oblast is the first Russian state to support the Timchenko Foundation’s initiative to measure the Russian index of children’s well-being on an annual basis. Taking into account the children’s opinion improves the performance of the social programmes being implemented and the services rendered for them, as well as helping to estimate the well-being of a specific child. We hope that other states will also join in developing and implementing child well-being assessment tools, and as a result this country will have a national index of quality of life for children. We are certain that it will prove equally useful to government employees, non-profits and most importantly to families with children”.

Sergey Morozov, governor of Ulyanovsk Oblast:
“Ulyanovsk Oblast and the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko have a long history of effective cooperation. At this juncture, we are exploring new options for joint activities that open before us. The children’s well-being index is a unique project that can improve the quality of life for this country’s most treasured resource – its children.
The finishing touches are being put to the regional Human Resource Husbandry Strategy to 2030. In it, we do more than simply take into account various demographic scenarios for Ulyanovsk Oblast; we also plan specific activities and measures to ensure the achievement of KPI targets of the demographic policy as part of the national Demography project. This white paper and report will have a separate section on the quality of life of children. That is why assistance from the experts of the Timchenko Foundation is a shot in the arm for this project in the region”.

Children’s well-being index (CWBI) is a scorecard to assess the quality of life of children based on an analysis of statistical returns and social studies. They make it possible to identify deviations, problem areas and best practices, as well as take decisions on adjustments to the government policy on childhood protection. CWBI includes a group of indicators that measure the key aspects of child care.