On Wednesday, March 14, International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC) organized the "Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect" panel under the Multisectoral Community Center Project. Sancaktepe Social Service Center Director, Sultanbeyli NGO's Representatives, Maltepe University Social Service Department students and Syrians who lives under temporary protection participated in the seminar.
IBC’s Social Worker Eda Ayrancı, who made opening speech, said, "45 percent of the refugees and asylum seekers on the World are children. There are more than 25 million children who have been displaced in the countries of the world. Likewise, children are the most effected group of migration, war, disaster, epidemic, natural and social events. Children in this group who are unable to be protected or protect themselves, are in need of care and protection as the most obvious group of neglect and exploitation". With the emphasis on the words Child Abuse and Abuse, Eda Ayrancı gave the stage to Oben Südütemiz who is Social Service Expert, Maltepe University External Academician, Family and Couple Therapist, Retired Family Court Specialist from Istanbul Courthouse. Südütemiz shared with the participants how children's neglect and abuse were, how to protect our children from neglect and abuse, how and in which ways state policies and laws protect children. The seminar, which was realized as an interactive presentation, gave opportunity to participants in order to participate actively and to ask questions.
At the same time, an informative film on prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was shown for the children of the parents who participated in the seminar. Parents, mothers and all other individuals who have detailed knowledge about the subject have also added that they would like to have such trainings more often when they express their satisfaction with participating in the conversation.