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Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB),

On the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC and the Children Act, join the CFAB 2019 Annual International Child Protection Lecture.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989. In the lead-up to the Convention’s 30th birthday, a series of events will be organized in celebration.

APFEL & The Fostering Network,

A European network of fostering organisations, APFEL (Acting for the Promotion of Fostering at European Level) is holding its eighth European conference entitled Foster Care Transforming Lives in Edinburgh on 20 November, in partnership with The Fostering Network. 

CELCIS, A Way Home Scotland, The Scottish Government,

This report and recommendations have been developed to improve the housing journey of care leavers in Scotland, and prevent homelessness for people with experience of care.

Sandra Mathers - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care reviews available evidence, drawing on a recent small-scale English research study to explore the potential of early education as an intervention for children in care.

Julian Gardiner, Chrissy Bolton, Alastair G. Sutcliffe, Edward Melhuish - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care presents findings from a study of the educational progress of Out of Home Care (OHC) children in England.

Claire Cameron, Katie Quy, Katie Hollingworth - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from Education in Out-of-Home Care describes part of a project in England where the concept of Caring Schools was developed, with four domains: ethos and leadership, child focused practice, relationships with parents and carers, and interagency working.

Veronika Odinokova, Maia Rusakova, Vladlena Avdeeva - Victim, Perpetrator, or What Else?,

This is a study on perceptions of child abuse and interventions in cases of abuse in the Family and Childhood Support Centres in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Maya Wolfe-Robinson - The Guardian,

"Thousands of children in care whose immigration status will be affected by Brexit could find themselves in the UK unlawfully, facing homelessness, immigration detention or deportation, an immigration legal charity has said," says this article from the Guardian.


the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) is looking for a national consultant to be part of the core group to assist Slovakia in developing a national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework for substitute care for children and in building capacity to implement, evaluate, and develop it further over time.