MURMANSK, September 7 - RIA Novosti. The authorities of the Murmansk region each year allocate more than 1.6 billion rubles for social support of families, they are actively working with children and families in difficult life situations, Governor Marina Kovtun said at the opening of the VIII All-Russian Exhibition-Forum "Together for the sake of children! Together with family! ".
The Forum has become an authoritative federal dialogue platform uniting professionals in the field of family and childhood support. It is held annually by the Fund for Supporting Children in Difficult Life Situations at the best regional venues with the assistance of the authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. This year, the Murmansk Region will host the forum for the first time in the North-West Federal District.
"In general, more than 1.6 billion rubles are annually allocated from the budget of the Murmansk region for social support to families," Kovtun said.
She noted that in the Murmansk region there are 13 institutions for children and families in difficult situations. A number of measures have been developed to assist families, more than 40 programs are being implemented for problem families with children, including those aimed at increasing parental competence and preventing intra-family conflicts. "As a result, according to data for this year, more than half of children return to blood families, 11% end up in foster families, under guardianship, guardianship or adoption - that is, also in a family. And only 6.5% - in orphanages," - noted Kovtun.
She also said that there are measures to support foster families in the region, including financial ones. Thus, families receive annually more than 14.5 thousand rubles for each child for the health improvement of adopted children.
In total, the VIII All-Russian Exhibition-Forum gathered about 700 people from 63 regions of the country. As part of the business program of the exhibition-forum, a series of thematic "round tables" and interactive presentations, meetings of professional skill clubs will take place.
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