THE SUMMER HEALTH IMPROVING COMPANY IS WELL UNDER WAY IN RUSSIA
The summer health improving company is well under way in Russia. For the first time this company is under control of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The Federal law No. 465-FZ of December 28, 2016 «On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation regarding the improvement of state regulation of children’s rest and health improvement organization» has been approved at the end of 2016.
This law defines distribution of powers in the sphere of children's rest between federal and regional state agencies. It is determined that the federal body has to approve, in particular, sample clauses and methodical recommendations about children’s rest organization, carry out control functions, define the main directions of state policy in this sphere. At the same time the regional authorities have to keep registers of the children’s rest and health improvement organizations. Also they have to carry out regional policy on children's rest and exercise control of observance of the relevant legislation at the level of the subjects of the Russian Federation. At the municipal level, the only power is implementation of actions, including children’s life and health safety on vacation.
According to this law, new duties have appeared at the children’s rest and health improvement organizations. These organizations are obliged to create safe conditions of stay of children, appropriate supervision and care, catering, transportation to vacation spots. Keeping children safe should be consistent with sanitary standards and requirements of anti-terrorist security.
During a monitoring of a summer campaign by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation it is established, that the interdepartmental commissions on the organization of children’s rest and health improvement have been created in many subjects of the Russian Federation.
Such commissions render assistance in the solution to the most pressing issues connected with preparation and holding of the children's health improving company at local level. For example, ensuring complex safety and life safety in the organizations of rest of children and teenagers; carrying out of monitoring of actions, programs to increase efficiency of the organization of children’s rest and health improvement; organization of interdepartmental and interregional cooperation.
«Road Maps» has been approved in one third of regions (in which the uniform system of vocational training of camp counselors, heads and specialists of the sphere of children's rest and improvement is built). Powers to implementation of the program of vocational education carry out the authorized organizations having licenses for educational activity.
Professional development and retraining programs for counselors, heads and specialists in the sphere of children’s rest and health improvement are developed and implemented by experts on the basis of higher education institutions, institutions of additional education.
For the first time, the organizations of children’s rest and health improvement have provided information about the budgetary appropriations regarding to children’s rest centrally. And many of them finance camps from local budgets.
Another innovation is formation of registers. All children’s rest and health improvement organizations in drawing up and maintenance of the regional register adhered to uniform requirements. Formation of regional registers is carried out and complemented on the basis of the data presented by local governments, city districts, municipal districts, the autonomous area to Department of social development. Regional registers are subject to agreement by various institutions – the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Rospotrebnadzor, etc. Registers are available on the portal of public authorities and on the information portal of Department on social and population policy.
Within the International camping congress in Sochi, which will be held in Sochi, Russia, 9-13 October 2017, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation together with heads of regions will sum up the results of summer campaign 2017.