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4. Social Inclusion

Last update: 25 March 2024

Social services are provided according to the Law no. 292/2011 of social assistance. There are three service types regulated: (1) Personal care services; (2) Recovery services; (3) (Re)integration social services. Although young people can benefit from these services, in none of the services designed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity, young people are not specially targeted and none of these services is specially designed for young people. However, traditionally, the Romanian social policy focuses on social benefit payments to people in need and risk of social exclusion, and less on social services. Social services are regulated for young people leaving the special protection system for children without parental care.

Analysing the social inclusion measures included in the National strategy regarding social inclusion and poverty reduction for the period 2022—2027 (Strategia Națională privind incluziunea socială și reducerea sărăciei pentru perioada 2022—2027), one can observe most of the measures have been designed to (1) ensure housing for young people, (2) ensure integration for young people leaving the special protection system’ (foster care), (3) enhance children and young people participation to decisions regarding their inclusion.