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Save the Children Kosovo
Children with disabilities are the category of the population that are highly depended from the support that they receive from the rest of society. Children with disability mainly are unable to individually take care of themselves as well as to address their needs. Thus, state institutions are playing crucial role in addressing the needs of children with disabilities.
Aiming to address the needs of children with disabilities, different countries are using different approaches for that purpose. Institutions of Kosovo Republic have differentiated categories of children with disabilities in three categories: children with permanent disabilities, blind children and paraplegic tetraplegic children. According to the legal framework that is approved in recent years Kosovo institutions are providing support for children with disabilities. For that purposes are engaged several central and local level institutions together with a number of employees trying to identify children with disabilities and provide them necessary support foreseen by the legal framework.
This report presents an analysis of current state of the budget allocated for children with disabilities, identifies the legal framework that regulates institutional support for children in disabilities and the challenges in this process, as well as to provides recommendations to improve the situation of children with disabilities. Moreover, the report provides details on the professional and financial capacities of central and local level institutions dealing with the support to children with disabilities.