Hungary Launching Campaign To Promote Foster Parenting

  • 17 Aug 2018 2:21 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary Launching Campaign To Promote Foster Parenting
The Hungarian government is preparing to launch a nationwide campaign in the autumn to promote foster parenting, a human resources ministry official said.

The campaign that will reach all of Hungary’s 19 counties will aim to raise awareness among young people about foster care, state secretary for social inclusion Attila Fülöp told public news channel M1.

The government is committed to aiding the profession of social work, he said, adding that next year’s budget earmarks an extra 850 million forints (EUR 2.6m) towards expanding Hungary’s foster care network.

Foster parents play an important role in social responsibility by committing themselves to providing the required environment for children until they can be reunited with their families, Fülöp said.

The role of foster parent in Hungary has been recognised as employment since 2014, he said.

Fostered parents today receive 60,000 forints per child compared with the 15,000 forints they were paid four years ago, he added.

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