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International Step by Step Association 4 Oct 2017
Ghent, Belgium

The focus of ISSA's three-day 2017 Conference: Local Responses, Global Advances: Towards Competent Early Childhood Systems will examine how the speed of change in today’s world requires substantial shifts in the ways early childhood systems are designed, equipped, governed, financed and supported. The 2017 ISSA Conference will unite the knowledge and practice of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, parents and NGOs from around the world to explore early childhood themes through insightful discussions and interactive sessions, while sharing their wisdom and solutions.

ISPCAN1 Oct 2017

ISPCAN is hosting its 15th annual European Regional Conference in the Netherlands 1-4 October, 2017.

ECPAT UK31 Aug 2017

ECPAT UK is recruiting a Policy & Campaigns Officer to help influence systemic change for children who have been trafficked. 

Sarah Marsh - The Guardian14 Aug 2017

Tens of thousands of children referred to England's social services due to abuse or neglect are falling through the cracks because they do not meet the statutory criteria for help. 

Mariya Cheresheva (BIRN) - Balkan Insight3 Aug 2017

Unaccompanied refugee children in Bulgaria face extreme risks in the country's refugee facilities, including temporary detention, a practice recently legalized contrary to international human rights standards. 

Pieter Wijnen - Norway Today2 Aug 2017

Following the violent incident of a 15-year-old girl escaped from a residential care home in Norway, Minister of Children and Equality looks to pilot child welfare institution with available psychiatry services. 

Valentina Calcaterra & Maria Luisa Raineri - Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Milan1 Aug 2017

This article presents the research of the project "Giving Young People a Voice: Advocacy in Children’s Homes," which evaluated the implementation of a visiting advocacy project and services provided by an independent advocate working in children's homes in Italy.  

Beatriz San Román & Karen S Rotabi - International Social Work 24 Jul 2017

This study investigated how adoptive and prospective adoptive parents in Spain deal with signs of fraud and corruption within the intercountry adoption process, illuminating the dismissal of the systemic failures of intercountry adoption and the rights of birth families. 

Czech News Agency (CTK) - Prague Daily Monitor20 Jul 2017

Over the past five years, the number of children in the Czech Republic returned from institutional care to their biological parents has increased by one-third. 

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)20 Jul 2017

This report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides data on migration throughout the EU from 1-30 June 2017. The report includes data on the child protection situation for migrant children, particularly the identification, emergency placement and accommodation of unaccompanied children.