Increasing welfare protection for children over 18 /social partners with SWO in direction of empowerment

The Director General for the department for Children and Adolescents of SWO, regarding the improvement of the level of support services of this organization to children on the eve of independence, announced that the allowance for supporting these children in independence life is commensurate with the approved basic salary each year.

According to the report of Public Relations and International Affairs, "Saeed Babaei" Director General for department of Children and Adolescents of State Welfare Organization regarding the promotion of support services for children over18 years of age from the development and approval of comprehensive guidelines for children under the supervision of Welfare this year, he announced: "Until now, only the social department affairs of SWO, along with the institutions and social partners of the organization, followed the affairs of children without an effective guardian, but after the approval of this instruction, all department of this organization were able to support children over the age of 18 will be employed to achieve independence.

The need to develop a comprehensive law for children over 18 with the participation of the government and the Islamic Consultative Assembly

According to Babaei’s statements, the abilities and distinctions of children should be respected; because, like any family, each of these children has special and different conditions, so during the process of different independence of each person, they should be considered by the helpers.

The Director General for the Office of Children and Adolescents of the Welfare Organization continued: The comprehensive instruction of children under the supervision of the Welfare Organization has 3 stages of preparation for leaving the care of an institution (boarding school), the period of transfer and entry into independent life and the period after entering the era of independence.

Teaching financial, life and psychological skills in adolescent homes

Babaei Communication with nature, ICDL Course, working with mobile phones and computers, shopping skills, skills related to accommodation, cooking, health care, travel and transportation, how to Work with home appliances, health, university registration, driving, Introduction to citizenship rights, social welfare services, religious duties, basics of physical and mental health, artistic skills, sports skills, etc. as educational topics are related to practical skills at the age of 15 to 18 in quasi-family centers.

Babaei said that although there is a comprehensive support for the welfare children to continue their university education by Phd courses, however, various practical and theoretical skills are currently being developed in foster-families’ centers with the support of the organization's institutions and social partners, and one of the conditions of the welfare organization for allowing children to leave the centers is to learn the right skill for living.

It is forbidden to leave care centers before the children reach to the age of 18

Babaei went on to say that it is forbidden to leave care services before the children reach the age of 18: "No one can force children under coverage of SWO to leave the centers before the age of 18, after which there must be steps." to ensure that children do not have to leave care as soon as they reach the age of 18 and to ensure that they are in a good position in housing and employment. This is one of the red lines of the organization.

Launching special charities to support independent children

The Director General for the department of Children and Adolescents of the SWO introduced the establishment of special charities to support independent children as one of the parts of the comprehensive guidelines for children under the supervision of the Welfare Organization and said: It was possible for these institutions to be established so that they could have more special support for their children along with the country's welfare organization.

Children over the age of 18 use the employer's share premium

He stated that the children covered are part of the body of the clients, adding that the independent children can use the employer's share insurance premium and this case was established as a law in the comprehensive instruction of the children under the care of the welfare.

Payment of marriage allowance to independent children up to the age of 35

He concluded by stating that support for the marriage of independent children has been officially seen in the new comprehensive guidelines for children under the care of welfare: "Independent children up to the age of 35 can benefit from this support plan and up to 6 months from the time of marriage registration. They will receive the basic salary approved this year in the form of marriage allowance, while pre-marriage counseling in the form of allowance is free for these people.

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