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  1. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 18th March 2016 to amend Family and Guardianship Code (Text No. 406). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-30 | POL-2016-L-103879

    Placement of a child in foster care only when other means of ameliorating parents situation did not remove a child from danger.
    Placement of a child in foster care due to parents poverty is not acceptable.

  2. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of the 11th February of 2016 on state assistance in upbringing of the children (Text No. 195). (Ustawa z dnia 11 lutego 2016 r. o pomocy panstwa w wychowywaniu dzieci) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-01 | POL-2016-L-103877

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Childcare benefit
    Chapter 3. Entities carrying out tasks in the field of childcare benefit
    Chapter 4. Proceedings in childcare benefit matters
    Chapter 5. Childcare benefit financing
    Chapter 6. Amendments tot he existing legislation
    Chapter 7. Transitional, adapting provisions, and final provision.

  3. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 9th July to amend the Ombudsman for Child Rights Act (Text No. 1192). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2015-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-01 | POL-2015-L-101447

    Article 1. Amendment the Ombudsman for Child Rights Act in regard to right of Ombudsman when dealing with sensitive personal information.
    Article 2. Entry into force.

  4. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Governmental Declaration of 25th March 2015 on binding power of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse done on Lanzerote on the 25th October 2007 (Text No. 609). (Oswiadczenie Rzadowe z dnia 25 marca 2015 r. w sprawie mocy obowiazujacej Konwencji Rady Europy o ochronie dzieci przed seksualnym wykorzystywaniem i niegodziwym traktowaniem w celach seksualnych, sporzadzonej w Lanzarote dnia 25 pazdziernika 2007 r.) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2015-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-01 | POL-2015-R-101440

    The Convention has been ratified by the President of Poland and its binding power starts from the 1st of June 2015. Documents also names all parties of the Convention.

  5. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of 25 June 2014 concerning refunds from the Labour Fund for wages paid to young workers (Text No. 865). (Rozporzadzenie Ministra Pracy i Polityki Spolecznej z dnia 25 czerwca 2014 r. w sprawie refundowania ze srodków Funduszu Pracy wynagrodzen wyplacanych mlodocianym pracownikom) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2014-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-01 | POL-2014-R-98412

    The Regulation sets specific conditions and procedures for employers costs to be refunded by the Labour Fund for the
    cost of wages paid to young workers and insurance premiums.
    Also contains draft refund application, terms of submission, application criteria, and also entities entitled for cost reimbursement.

  6. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 4th April 2014 concerning the determination and payment of benefits for guardians (Text No. 567) (Ustawa z dnia 4 kwietnia 2014 r. o ustaleniu i wyplacie zasilków dla opiekunów) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2014-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-15 | POL-2014-L-98367

    The Act sets out rules and conditions for obtaining and, determining and paying benefits for those guardian persons who lost the right to obtain guardian benefit with effect from 1 July 2013.
    Gives the numerical value of such benefit, as well as amends certain Acts.

  7. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 13 June 2013 amending the Act on Family Support and Foster Care (Text No. 866). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2013-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-08 | POL-2013-L-95056

    Sets out the role of local authorities (powiat) in the functioning and establishment of family children's homes.

  8. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Regulation of the Minister of Labour and social Policy of 31 May 2012 on foster care homes (Text No. 719). (Rozporzadzenie Ministra Pracy i Polityki Spolecznej z dnia 31 maja 2012 r. w sprawie rodzinnych domow pomocy) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2012-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-11 | POL-2012-L-92216

    The regulation defines:
    1) standards, the nature and extent of domestic services and care provided by the foster homes;
    2) the terms of management, payment and supervision of foster homes.

  9. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 27 April 2012 amending the Act on Family Support and Foster Care and some other Acts (Text No. 579). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2012-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-08 | POL-2012-L-92195

    Article 1. Amendments to the Act concerning Family Support and Foster Care. Incorporates numerous amendments regarding: selection of the foster family, institutions involved, financial support for foster family and persons engaged with caring for children.
    Article 2. Amendments to the Family and Guardianship Code.
    Changes to the Article 109 regulating the transfer of children to foster institutions.
    Article 3. Amendments to the Act on proceedings in cases involving minors. Solution different to placing in foster environment.
    Article 4. Amendments to the Social Assistance Act. Uncooperative family with social institution representative can loose their social and foster benefits.

  10. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 9 June 2011 concerning Family Support and Foster Care (Text No. 887). (Ustawa z dnia 9 czerwca 2011 r. o wspieraniu rodziny i systemie pieczy zastepczej.) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2011-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01 | POL-2011-L-89639

    SECTION I. General provisions
    SECTION II. Family support
    Chapter 1 - General provisions
    Chapter 2 - Work with family.
    Chapter 3 - Support in care and raising the child
    SECTION III. Foster care
    Chapter 1 - General provisions
    Chapter 2 - Family foster care
    Chapter 3 - Institutional foster care
    Chapter 4 - Situation valuation of a child placed in foster care, foster family and family children's home.
    SECTION IV. Support for independent children.
    SECTION V. Adoption proceedings
    SECTION VI. Public administration tasks regarding family support and foster care system.
    SECTION VII. Principles of family support and foster care financing
    SECTION VIII. Fines
    SECTION IX. Changes in existing legislation
    SECTION X. Final and transitional provisions.

  11. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Governmental Declaration of 23th August 2010 on validity of the Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, agreed upon at The Hague, 19 October 1996 (Text No. 1159). (Oświadczenie rządowe z dnia 23 sierpnia 2010 r. w sprawie mocy obowiązującej Konwencji o jurysdykcji, prawie właściwym, uznawaniu, wykonywaniu i współpracy w zakresie odpowiedzialności rodzicielskiej oraz środków ochrony dzieci, sporządzonej w Hadze dnia 19 października 1996 r.) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2010-09-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-09-22 | POL-2010-R-86324

    Confirms the adoption and validity of the above Convention with respect to the Republic of Poland.

  12. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 24 October 2008 to amend Act on the spokesperson for the rights for the child, and Act on remuneration of persons holding public sector executive positions (Text No. 1345).

    Adoption: 2008-12-03 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-17 | POL-2008-L-80628

    Amends provisions concerning requirements which need to be met by a Spokesperson for the Rights for the Child (polish nationality, education and experience), and his/her duties.

  13. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - International agreement

    Declaration of entering into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts, adopted on 25 May 2000 in New York (Text No. 609).

    Adoption: 2007-09-12 | Date of entry into force: 2005-05-07 | POL-2007-CA-79425

  14. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Governmental Declaration of 30 November 2006 regarding the validity of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, done in New York on 25 May 2000 (Text No. 495).

    Adoption: 2006-11-30 | Date of entry into force: 2005-03-04 | POL-2006-R-80378

    Implements the Protocol into Polish law and provides a list of States party to the Protocol.

  15. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Decree of 31 May 2006 to amend the Decree regarding the list of jobs prohibited to young persons and conditions of employment on some of these jobs (Text No. 724).

    Adoption: 2006-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-11 | POL-2006-R-79308

    Amendments to the previous regulations concerning jobs for young persons under-age and their access to certain jobs (art 204(1)).

  16. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Prime Minister of 5th July 2005 to amend the Ordinance regarding prohibited jobs for young workers and employment conditions for some of those jobs (Tex No. 1145).

    Adoption: 2005-07-05 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-08 | POL-2005-R-79960

    Makes further amendments and clarifications regarding young workers employed in certain jobs.

  17. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 24 August 2004 Concerning the List of Work Forbidden to Juveniles and Conditions of Engaging Them To Do Some Jobs (Dz.U. z 2004 r. Nr 200, poz. 2047). (Rozporzsdzenie Rady Ministrow z dnia 24 sierpnia 2004 r. w sprawie wykazu prac wzbronionych mlodocianym i warunkow ich zatrudniania przy niektorych z tych prac) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-08-24 | POL-2004-R-79086

    Contains the list of jobs prohibited to young persons in Annex I. Employers are able to employer young persons from the age of 16 years or more for certain jobs listed in Annex II (article 2).

  18. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of 30 July 2002 of the Council of Ministers to amend the order concerning work prohibited for young persons (Text No. 1091).

    Adoption: 2002-07-30 | Date of entry into force: 2002-11-10 | POL-2002-R-63686

    Amendments regarding noise, vibrations, electromagnetic fields and radiation.

  19. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of 1 September 2000 concerning education and care centres (Text No. 900).

    Adoption: 2000-09-01 | POL-2000-R-58947

    Regulates organisational structures, the functioning of educational and care centres, as well as their scopes of activity. Appendix contains a model child file.

  20. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act of 6 January 2000 concerning the Ombudsman for Child Rights (Text No. 69).

    Adoption: 2000-01-06 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | POL-2000-L-57522

    Establishes a spokesperson for the rights of the child to defend such rights of the child as provided for by the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant legal provisions, with respect of parents' responsibilities, rights and obligations.

  21. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 291 of 29 May 1996 of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy concerning cases in which employment of young persons is exceptionally permitted if they have not completed basic schooling or if they have not reached the age of 15 although they have completed basic schooling.

    Adoption: 1996-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-02 | POL-1996-R-45087

  22. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 278 of 28 May 1996 of the Council of Ministers concerning vocational training of young persons and their remuneration. (Rozporzadzenie Rady Ministrow z dnia 28 maja 1996 r. w sprawie przygotowania zawodowego młodocianych i ich wynagradzania) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 1996-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-02 | POL-1996-R-45085

    According to the Labour Code a "young person" means a person who is between 15 and 18 years old. Employment of a person under 15 is therefore illegal. Vocational preparation can take the form of vocational training or training for performance of a specific job. Vocational training is aimed at a young person's preparation for work as a skilled worker or a journeyman and it includes practical vocational training organised in the employer's establishment. Training for performance of a specific job is aimed at a young person's preparation as a trained manual worker and may concern jobs which do not require vocational training. Also determines procedures to be followed by the employer and his obligations towards young workers. Young persons are entitled to receive a remuneration during the period of the vocational training or training for performance a specific job.

  23. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Ordinance [of 31 december 1991] of the Chairman of the Central Mining Office to amend certain ordinances of the Chairman of the Central Mining Office (Text No. 22).

    Adoption: 1990-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 1991-02-14 | POL-1990-M-22600

  24. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Council of Ministers to authorise early entitlement to a retirement pension for workrs whose children require permanent care (Text No. 149).

    Adoption: 1989-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | POL-1989-R-8913

  25. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Science and Higher education to lay down rules for pursuing external study in higher educational establishments. Text 13

    Adoption: 1987-01-12 | POL-1987-R-3510

    The Order covers the following matters: admissions and the conditions and requirement imposed on students who are permitted to take examinations without having to attend courses.

  26. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Science and Higher Education to lay down rules for the admission to the first year of full-time study in higher educational establishments supervised by the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Text 272.

    Adoption: 1986-12-29 | POL-1986-R-3509

    The Order establishes the conditions and requirements to be applied to persons wishing to be admitted to higher educational institutions.

  27. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Council of Ministers respecting work and professional practice by students. Text 1.

    Adoption: 1986-12-01 | POL-1986-R-3507

    The Order deals with the organisation of periods of practical work for students attending higher educational institutions as part of their instructional and training process. It repeals the Order of the Council of Ministers of 27 June 1983 respecting students engaging in work.

  28. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Science and Higher Education to lay down rules for the admission of working persons to the first year of study in higher educational institutions supervised by the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Text 232.

    Adoption: 1986-10-29 | POL-1986-R-3506

    The Order prescribes the conditions and requirements to be applied to working persons wishing to be admitted to higher educational institutions.

  29. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Directive of the Minister of Health and Social Welfare respecting the determination of the state of health of Polish citizens sent to work abroad for foreign employers.

    Adoption: 1985-08-03 | POL-1985-M-1885

  30. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Labour, Wages and Social Affairs respecting trade training and instruction in specific jobs for young persons in handicraft establishments.

    Adoption: 1974-12-30 | POL-1974-R-15379

  31. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Health and Social Welfare respecting the conduct of medical examinations for workers.

    Adoption: 1974-12-10 | POL-1974-R-15365

  32. Poland - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Direction of the Minister of Labour, Wages and Social Affairs and the Minister of Health and Social Welfare respecting the procedure for admitting workers to employment and giving them pre-employment medical examinations.

    Adoption: 1972-07-07 | POL-1972-M-16716


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