The government was able to achieve a paradigm change in child protection, Minister of State for Social and Family Affairs Miklós Soltész said on Wednesday during his opening remarks at a conference on the latest achievements of the Hungarian childcare system. He said the paradigm change was a result of the Government consolidating families – including adoptive and foster parents.

Talking about the future, Mr. Soltész said the Government planned to establish so-called “Swallow Homes”. explaining that these institutions were designed to help young adults coming out of the foster care system learn how to make the most of the subsidies provided for them by the state to start an independent life.