Second Seminar on The New Children’s Act


A seminar is being held by MCP on Thursday 10th June at 17:00 by Mr. Steve Libreri, the Director for the Child Protection Directorate.


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A seminar is being held by MCP on Thursday 10th June at 17:00 by Mr. Steve Libreri, the Director for the Child Protection Directorate.

Steve Libreri graduated in Social Work from the University of Malta in 2008 and has been an active professional in the field of work with children and parenting ever since. Following a routine transfer that took place early in his career, Steve was placed in the Child Protection Services only after a year in employment, and has been maturing in this area ever since. Today he is the Director for the Child Protection Directorate and his remit includes the management of the professional services that are tasked to investigate reports of child abuse. He is also the Co-Chairperson for the task force that is mandated with developing and enforcing the mandatory reporting provisions outlined by Maltese Law. He also acts as the National Focal Point in cases of trafficking of children and is also on a task force that has recently received the mandate of compiling a set of solutions to enhance the national disposition in the address situations of Parental Alienation. Steve is also a passionate HR professional, with a Masters Degree from the University of Leicester in this area, which has naturally gravitated him towards developing a keen interest in areas such as leadership and adult learning.

The audience is expected to acquire at least a good degree of familiarity with the Chapter 602 of the Laws of Malta known as the Minors Protection (Alternative Care) Act. This session shall offer a good orientation of the document in its entirety that will allow the audience to develop a good insight into what areas this law covers. The training shall also focus on the principles that serve as a foundation to this law and clear connections to other key documents such as the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child, shall be drawn in order to affirm the manner by which this law expects institutions to conduct a paradigm shift and centralize the child in their auspices.

Particular reference shall be made to the First Part of the Chapter, for it includes important dispositions that are pertinent to professionals who are involved, directly or indirectly, in work with minors. Responsibilities and obligations of professionals are nested under this part, and therefore the audience shall receive a more targeted discussion on this part. This sessions shall also permit questions by the audience who are free to discuss and ask for clarifications about the session and the law.

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