The government will introduce child care subsidy (GYED) for foster parents from January 1, 2020, as an effort to strengthen the child protection system in Hungary, a government official said on Thursday.

Speaking at an event at a small group home for children in state care in the northern Hungarian village of Tar, state secretary Attila Fülöp of the human resources ministry said that 15,000 children in Hungary live with foster parents and some 8,000 in state homes.

Therefore, strengthening the network of foster parents and boosting appreciation for child protection professionals is extremely important, he said.

Source: MTI

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