The CSSCF in Pazardjik organized an open discussion on the topic "Children whose parents work abroad" on 23.11.20. The discussion is a result of the work of the social workers from the CSSSCF. A lot of the children directed to the services of the CSSCF are at risk of dropping out from school.
It turns out that one of the reasons for this is the fact that these children are raised by relatives and their parents work and live abroad. The relatives of the children encounter difficulties when a problem arises with the child /health problem, education problem, documentation problem, etc./ because if they are not the legal representatives, they cannot undertake timely activities without the permission of the parents. It has been concluded that a lot of these children have changed their behaviour as a result of the absence of their parents, they run out of school, have conflicts with their relatives, find themselves in unfavourable social environments etc.
Participants in the public discussion were representatives of the "Education" sector and the Social Activities Directorate of the Municipality of Pazardjik, RDSS-Pazardjik, CPU-Pazaedjik, inspectors from the Child Pedagogic Room to the RPD-Pazardjik, directors of secondary school in Pazardjik and the Municipality and pedagogical advisers.
A presentation on the topic was prepared by the CSSCF along with statistics concerning the number of cases of children whose parents have lived and worked abroad in the period 2010 – 2011.