Institutional care of children and adolescents deprived of normal family life

The service of institutional care of children deprived of normal family life encompasses basic care, social care, education and preparation for life.

Persons entitled to this care are children and adolescents under 18 years of age deprived of normal family life:

  • children and adolescents who need a replacement for family upbringing and care
  • children and adolescents who need additional professional treatment.


Basic care entails the residence, meals organisation, technical care and transport.

Social care is a professionally managed activity, intended for implementing the contents of social prevention, therapy and guiding the persons entitled to institutional care. It includes the implementation of care tasks, special care forms and guidance tasks.

Upbringing and the preparation for life includes learning basic functions and taking care of oneself, developing independence and creativity, thinking, learning habits, moral norms and social patterns, getting trained for inclusion in life, developing working abilities and skills, developing interest activities and eliminating developmental problems and disorders.

The providers of the service of institutional care of children deprived of family life are children's homes.


Conditions and evidence

Last updated: 27. 11. 2015