The first hospital-based child protection unit in Greece
On the initiative of ELIZA, the Child Safety Care Unit ‘Sofia Varvitsiotis’ of the 2nd Department of Paediatrics of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (N.K.U.A.) was founded at the “P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital in Athens, and inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic, on 5th June 2018.
It constitutes the first hospital-based child protection unit in Greece.
The needs of children at risk of abuse and/or neglect are best addressed by hospital-based protection teams.
Thus, the Child Safety Care Unit’s ultimate goal is to identify infants and children at risk of abuse and neglect, at the youngest possible age, and to safeguard vulnerable families.