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Statistics in focus Nurseries and children’s clubs in 2019

In 2019 the number of institutional care facilities for children up to age of 3 increased by 15.4% compared to the previous year. There were 4.4 thousand nurseries, children’s clubs and nursery wards, which had 159.9 thousand places. The indicator of the number of children per 1 thousand population aged up to 3 increased from 105 in 2018 to 124 in 2019.

Statistics in focus Foster care in 2019

At the end of 2019, 72.1 thousand children deprived entirely or partly of their own family, were staying in foster care, of which 55.4 thousand children in family foster care and 16.7 thousand children in institutional foster care. The number of children staying in foster care increased by 0.4% compared to 2018. The growth related both to children staying in family foster care and in institutional one.