On Assignment of the Field of Management of Protection of the Rights of the Child to the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, and Definition of Areas of Competence for other Ministries


Published: 2003-06-02

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Consolidated version as of 24-03-2016
 
 
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
 
 
 
RESOLUTION NO 194
 
ON ASSIGNMENT OF THE FIELD OF MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD TO THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND LABOUR, AND DEFINITION OF AREAS OF COMPETENCE FOR OTHER MINISTRIES
 
6 February 2003
 
Vilnius
 
 
 
Acting pursuant to Article 59 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania   has resolved:  
 
1. To assign the field of management of protection of the rights of the child to the Ministry of Social Security and Labour.
 
2. To establish the following:
 
2.1. The Ministry of Social Security and Labour:
 
2.1.1. shall formulate and implement policy on protection of the rights of the child, and, together with other State and municipal authorities and agencies, shall ensure proper protection of the rights of the child;
 
2.1.2. in compliance with the procedure laid down by the legal acts, shall organise cooperation among the State and municipal authorities and agencies in the field of protection of the rights of the child;  
 
2.1.3. shall collect, systematize, and analyse information on the rights of the child, as submitted by the State and municipal authorities and agencies; 
 
2.1.4. shall provide, within its remit, methodical assistance on protection of the rights of the child to the State and municipal authorities and agencies;    
 
2.1.5. shall coordinate and draft reports on the implementation of international agreements on protection of the rights of the child in Lithuania, as assigned to its remit, and submit them to international organisations;
 
2.1.6. together with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of the Interior, shall look after access to services to children;   
 
2.1.7. shall draft and implement programmes to improve social security for children.
 
2.2. The Ministry of Education and Science:
 
2.2.1. shall participate in the policy formation on protection of the rights of the child, and shall implement it in the field of education policy;       
 
2.2.2. shall collect, systematize, and analyse information on child education and after-school activities;
 
2.2.3. together with the municipal institutions, shall look after school attendance, the widest possible access to pre-school education, quality of education services, development of additional training for children;  
 
2.2.4. together with the municipal institutions, shall look after access to educational psychology assistance to children; 
 
2.2.5. shall ensure implementation of educational measures aimed to protect the child from all forms of physical and psychological abuse as well as violation of the rights of the child; 
 
2.2.6. shall coordinate activities of special residential care homes for children.   
 
2.3. The Ministry of Health:
 
2.3.1. shall participate in the policy formation on protection of the rights of the child, and shall implement it in pursuing public health promotion policy;
 
2.3.2. shall collect, systematize, and analyse information on child health;
 
2.3.3. shall draft and implement programmes related to improvement of children’s health;
 
2.3.4. shall guarantee access to healthcare services for children. 
 
2.4. The Ministry of Justice:
 
2.4.1. shall participate in the policy formation on protection of the rights of the child, and shall implement it within the scope of the Ministry’s regulation;
 
2.4.2. shall analyse legal compliance to the rights and freedoms of the child;
 
2.4.3. shall implement measures to ensure provision of legal aid to children;
 
2.4.4. shall collect, systematize, and analyse information on protection of the rights of the child within the scope of the Ministry’s regulation;
 
2.4.5. shall perform functions assigned to the Ministry, as related to communication of the courts of the Republic of Lithuania with the foreign courts and foreign state authorities, as well as provision of legal aid in the field of protection of the rights of the child.  
 
2.5. The Ministry of the Interior:
 
2.5.1. shall participate in the policy formation on protection of the rights of the child, and shall implement it within the scope of the Ministry’s regulation;
 
2.5.2. shall collect, systematize, and analyse information on criminal offences committed by children or against children; within its remit, on administrative offences, as well as information related to other matters of protection of the rights of the child assigned to the competence of the Ministry;    
 
2.5.3. within its remit, shall draft and implement programmes on prevention of juvenile delinquency, child abuse, trafficking in children, and other violations of the rights of the child.  
 
 
 
 
 
ACTING PRIME MINISTER,
 
minister of finance                                                             DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ
 
 
 
 
 
minister of SOCIAL SECURITY AND LABOUR                  VILIJA BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ