The Polish parliament claims that victims of violence will now be safer. MPs will check in a year’s time how the new and controversial regulations on domestic violence function. During its last session, the Lower House passed the amendments to the domestic violence Act. MPs decided that the Minister of Labour and Social Policy and the Ombudsman for Children would present information to the Lower House and Senate concerning the functioning of the Act after a year. Monitoring of legislation will enable us to see how these regulations function in practice. This mainly concerns the functioning of interdisciplinary teams in each municipality and the right of the social worker to hand over a child threatened by violence to foster parents. Regulations, however, do not make clear what to do if the monitoring of the Act shows that it does not improve the situation of victims of domestic violence.
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna