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ISPCAN in partnership with Italian country partner, CISMAI, will be hosting the 2020 European Congress in the Rimini Convention Center. The event has been postponed from its original dates (June 22-24, 2020) to June 2021. 

Nka (The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre) Linnaeus University and Eurocarers,

The 3rd International Young Carers Conference will build on the conclusions from the 2nd International Conference and will reflect on the concrete actions required to enable young carers to reach their full potential.

Elin Hultman, Staffan Höjer, Monica Larsson - Child & Family Social Work,

The aim of this paper is to describe and analyse the notion of age and maturity in child protection proceedings in order to elucidate how these aspects could influence children's rights to participate.

Better Care Network and SOS Children's Villages International,

This webinar, hosted by Better Care Network and SOS Children's Villages International, will feature the voices of careleavers and young people who served as co-trainers in the Leaving Care project, as well as others. Panelists will discuss the training, building a supportive network for care leavers, and the support needed to ensure that the rights of young people in alternative care are respected and that they are prepared for an independent life.

Lorraine Moore - The Scotsman,

In this opinion piece for the Scotsman, Lorraine Moore, Manager of the Edinburgh-based HUB for SUCCESS, expressed concern over the implications of COVID-19 on children in care and care-experienced young people and proposes a model for addressing the poor educational outcomes for care-experienced people

Justin Rogers, Mark Furnival, Rebecca Wright, Steve Stockley and Ian Thomas - Martin James Foundation,

This brief report explores the impact that Covid-19 has had on fostering households in the United Kingdom.

Victoria Hoyle, Elizabeth Shepherd, Elizabeth Lomas, Andrew Flinn - Child & Family Social Work,

This article reports the findings of MIRRA, a participatory research project on the memory and identity dimensions of social care recordkeeping.

May Bulman - The Independent,

"Foster care [in the UK] is in a “state of emergency” as the number of referrals rockets while the number of people looking to take children in has halved during the coronavirus pandemic," according to this article from the Independent.

Anne Longfield - The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

In this commentary piece, Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, explores the use of children's care homes in England and the need for improved supports to prevent placement in children's home and to provide for the needs of children and young people who are placed in these homes.

Melissa Fay Greene - The Atlantic,

This article from the Atlantic tells the story of Izidor, and others, who grew up in institutional care in Romania and the impact that has had on them as adults.