Terms used in official statistics

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Socialization Centre


A centre which provides a child deprived in part or in full of paternal care, round-the clock care and education and fulfil its needs, especially emotional, development, health, living, social and religious needs.

Moreover, the centre implements a child assistance plan prepared in cooperation with a family assistant; enables contacts with parents and other close persons, unless otherwise decided by a court; takes actions aimed at the child's return to a family; provides a child with access to education adjusted to its age and development skills.

  • Act of 9 June 2011 on Family Support and Foster Care System
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2024 r. poz. 177, z późn. zm.)

High-level terms

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy