G.A.I.A. Group

The G.A.I.A. group is appointed to be the unified multidisciplinary team responsible for the detection and the treatment of child abuses and maltreatment, both in inpatients and outpatients services; the tasks of the team also includes preventive and educational/continuous training activities in order to raise awareness among all the hospital staff and patients on symptoms and treatment of these issues….


CODICE ROSA is a project aimed to identify a preferential path in hospital emergency departments to be dedicated to all victims of violence, regardless of gender or age, being part of social high risk groups: women, men, children, elderly, immigrants, homosexuals…


ALISEI “Operational models for the protection, care and social reintegration of minors who are victims of sexual abuse and exploitation” funded by the Department for Equal Opportunities – Presidency of the Council of Ministers, has been promoted by the Municipality of Florence in partnership with AOU Meyer and Artemisia Association, in the period October 2012 – April 2014…

Children Witnessing Domestic violence

Witnessing domestic violence during childhood is considered an abuse. Although children don’t suffer directly physical abuse, they are at risk of developmental problems, and psychosocial adaptation. These children are also at higher risk in adulthood to repeat the cycle of abuse, being abusers or victims…

The Functional Unit for Abused Minors

The Functional Unit for Abused Minors, Unidad Funcional de atención a los Abusos a Menores (UFAM), specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual abuse in childhood…

Civil society mobilisation

There are comprehensive strategies for the prevention of child maltreatment. Several programs exist….

Education & training for graduate, post-graduate and continuing education (both health and non health curricula)

The Hungarian Medical schools have courses on child abuse, its various forms and related procedures in their undergraduate programs. Specialist graduate programs also include courses on child abuse, and they also offer practical training….

Laws and regulation on child maltreatment at national, regional or local level

The first Child Protection Law was introduced in 1901 and the task of child protection belonged
to the State (Act XXXI of 1997 Child Protection and Custody Administration; Act CCIV of 2011 on National Education; 49/2004 (21) ESzCsM Ministry Regulation about the local care of preventive nursing; 259/2002 (XII. 18) Regulation of Hungarian Government about Child protection Services.

Operational protocols on child maltreatment at national, regional or local level

The entry points for the detection of child maltreatment at the patient’s place of residence the preventive nurse or the general practitioner with jurisdiction in basic health care, the school, the nursery and the kindergarten can report potential child abuse cases…

Prevention and screening activities

There is a preventive/visiting nurse system in Hungary. Nurses visit families in their homes on a regular basis, and these nurses also deal with child abuse matters. They clearly see the child situation in the family…