A conference looking at the development of social services to support children with disabilities and their families in Kazakhstan was held this week.
A national plan of action to develop such services was agreed during the event, which was run by Centre SATR – a public association in Kazakhstan working towards creating provision for children with developmental disorders.
Delegates heard from the parents of children with disabilities who are taking part in a pilot project carried out by Centre SATR, in partnership with international development organisation VSO, which involves setting up community-based social services for the group.
The conference also discussed changes to the current draft law “Concerning Social Services”. This is currently under consultation and will form the basis of a social work system in Kazakhstan.