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This report reflects on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children. It compiles information gathered from 25 countries across Europe, and provides recommendations for improving public policies in the short and long-term to support better outcomes for children and families, including children in alternative care or at risk of separation.
"Children who live in out-of-home care are to form an advisory group on setting and monitoring standards in their homes for the first time," says this article from the Times of Malta.
Join this webinar to walk through the PROMISE Child Participation Tool and to discuss approaches and considerations for soliciting children’s views on their Barnahus experience.
The purpose of this webinar is to shed light on the specific experiences and issues of unaccompanied and separate girls in the European Response.
This manual provides guidance on how to train up to 60 youth, ages 16-24, from four project countries with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of gender-based violence (GBV) amongst children and youth on the move.
The focus of this training is on building the knowledge and capacity of care professionals from Greece, Belgium, Malta and Romania to prevent, identify and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) affecting children and youth on the move, including unaccompanied minors.
This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This article is written as part of the FORUM project (FOR Unaccompanied Minors: transfer of knowledge for professionals to increase foster care), an EU funded project which sought to enhance the capacity of professionals to provide quality foster care for unaccompanied migrant children, primarily through the transfer of knowledge. The article aims to contribute to this transfer of knowledge by bringing together literature which is of relevance to professionals developing or enhancing foster care services for unaccompanied migrant children.
The government of Malta has unveiled its final draft of the new Children’s Protection Act, according to this article from the Times of Malta.
Appoġġ, a social service agnecy of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services in Malta, has launched a campaign encouraging people to take on the role of foster carer, in order to provide foster homes for the 250 children in out-of-home care who are not currently fostered.