MOSCOW, July 23 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Ombudsman for Children Anna Kuznetsova has expressed an idea that there is a need for establishing a common forum, which is to bring together all relevant agencies as well as the expert and civil community in order to formulate a consensus with respect to changes in the family law and assessment of the respective initiatives.

A common forum is to be used for the selection, adjustment, and arrangement of efficient mechanisms in this sphere; it is necessary that initiatives did not “talk over each other,” but could be put together in a comprehensive action plan aimed at strengthening wellbeing of families, Kuznetsova said.

The Children’s Ombudsman reminded that the amended Constitution says that the state is to create favorable conditions for raising children in families; therefore, many new initiatives and bills are now developed alongside these lines, and many more are to follow, Kuznetsova explained.