Institutions and organisations operating within the municipal territory – or in the absence of these, within the neighbouring municipalities – that offer social services to individuals at risk of domestic violence or those who have experienced violence within the family – the aforementioned list will be used in Excel format, sheets 2–3.
Possible actions of the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour if the person at risk of domestic violence or has experienced domestic violence or is at risk of domestic violence is a child
The State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Service’) shall respond to all incoming reports of children who may be victims of domestic violence, treating them as possible violations of the child’s rights. Upon receipt of any report indicating a potential violation of a child’s rights, the Service shall promptly execute the actions stipulated in Article 36 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Framework of Protection of the Rights of the Child: launch the investigation as soon as possible, but no later than three working days from receiving the report. In cases involving possible violence against a child, endangerment to their safety, health or life, or the child’s presence in an unsafe environment, the investigation must commence within six hours. In the case of a report received from the police, the investigation must begin within one hour of receipt of the report. This means conducting an interview with the child, ensuring unrestricted communication, and engaging with the child’s legal representatives in accordance with the law.
The Minister of Social Security and Social Protection of the Republic of Lithuania bears the responsibility for assessing the child’s situation. The approved ‘Description of the Procedure for the Assessment of the Child’s Situation’ outlined in Order No A1-803 of the Minister of Social Security and Labour dated 30 December 2019 also applies.
Upon completion of the actions specified in Article 36 as outlined above, the Service or its authorised local department shall conduct an assessment of the child’s circumstances, in compliance with Order No A1-803. If necessary, the Service shall initiate the provision of assistance to the child and/or family (including applying for the appointment of a case manager) and implement additional measures to ensure the child’s safety.
Institutions and organisations that provide social services to individuals at risk of domestic violence within the municipal territory, or in the absence thereof, within the neighbouring municipalities – based list, sheet 4.
Access to programmes and training aimed at addressing and changing violent behaviour based list, sheet 5.