Guide to culture, legislation and children’s welfare in Albania
Author: Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Last Updated: 09 September 2011
Publication Date: 17 May 2010One of a series of country reports providing background information about customs, childhood and legislation that will help UK social workers when working with families from different cultural backgrounds.
Customs, cultures and belief systems
The position of children within Albanian society
Issues of custom or etiquette to bear in mind when working with Albanian families or children
The legal framework around child welfare
Issues around adoption and international movement of children
Snapshot of migration trends
Support organisations in the UK
Further information and advice
This document forms one of a series of country reports prepared for Children and Families Across Borders (formerly ISS UK) by nfpSynergy. The purpose of the reports is to provide background information about customs, childhood and legislation that will help UK social workers when dealing with families and children from different cultural backgrounds.
3.0 million (July 2011 est.)
Albanian (official – derived from Tosk dialect), minorities of Greek, Vlach, Romani and Slavic dialects.
Islam 70 per cent, Christian 30 per cent (Albanian Orthodox 20 per cent, Roman Catholic 10 per cent)
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