Kuznetsova spoke about the growth in the number of complaints to the office of Ombudsman for children

© RIA Novosti / said to Carnaveral in fotoballoon under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova. Archival photoKuznetsova spoke about the growth in the number of complaints to the office of Ombudsman for children© RIA Novosti / said to Carnaveral the image Bank

Office of the Commissioner under President of Russia on the rights of child in 2017, almost half received more complaints from citizens than in the previous year, said children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova on Thursday.

«Received 7 thousand 274 requests for protection of rights and legitimate interests of minor children, by 46.4% more than in 2016,» said Kuznetsova at the final meeting of the coordinating Council of commissioners for children’s rights in Russia in the past year.

According to her, appeal to the office of the Commissioner was primarily concerned with property issues, education, welfare, parenting, crime and their prevention. Mostly requests for the name of the children’s Ombudsman, came from Moscow, the Moscow region, St.-Petersburg, Krasnodar territory, Bashkortostan, Sverdlovsk and Rostov region.

With regard to the applicants, in the first place, as in previous years, parents and relatives of minors, families and persons taking children into their care. Appeals were received from NGOs and from the children themselves, said Kuznetsova.

According to her, in 2018, the Commissioner spent about 300 of socially significant activities associated with protection of the rights of children, including 60 workshops and 21 departure to the regions of Russia.

Kuznetsov noted that in 2018 we will continue working on the implementation of the «project office» for the promotion of socially important initiatives, the introduction of «social Navigator» («phone emergency family assistance» room 117) in the regions. It will also continue work on the pilot projects of the Institute of certified nannies and implementation of the course «family happiness», which, according to the children’s Ombudsman, can be included in the school curriculum, not as separate lessons, but as «modules within existing Humanities».