Report on the implementation of Law No.149/2001

The Report on the implementation of Law No. 149 of 28 March 2001 is jointly drafted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies and the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the representatives of the Regions and experts from the National Documentation and Analysis Centre for Children and Adolescents.

The Report illustrates the results of the periodic survey carried out by the Department for Juvenile Justice - Directorate General for the Implementation of Judicial Measures (DGM - DG-APG) of the Ministry of Justice on the functionality of the law in relation to the pursued aims and, in particular, the compliance of the rules with the interests of the child. The survey is carried out with the legislative, organizational and expertise contribution of the Presidents of the Juvenile Courts and the Attorneys at the Juvenile Courts working all over the national territory.

The Report also provides a summary of the available data on the phenomenon of national and international adoption and on children outside the family of origin, placed in foster care or in residential facilities, using both official data and the results of a recent sample survey carried out by the Istituto degli Innocenti on the initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies.