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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.

Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB): An International Journal on Alternative Care,

ICEB is receiving manuscripts that address alternative care in South Asia for the March and September 2021 issues.


In an effort to highlight what is working, improve care for vulnerable children, and catalyze more relevant research for care leavers, this study will survey care leavers from alternative care settings across multiple nations.

Udayan Care, University of Hildesheim – Germany, Kinderperspectief, SOS Children’s Villages,

The objective of this Convention is to bring Care Leavers together and provide them with a platform to emerge to learn, share and exchange experiences, knowledge and challenges on their situation such that it accentuate their voices and attracts the attention of decision makers to act upon their demands through betterment of the policy and practice related to them.

UBS Optimus Foundation,

The UBS Optimus Foundation will award one or more grant prizes of up to USD 1m to organization(s) that have demonstrated or are seeking to demonstrate rigorous evidence of achievement of outcomes in several areas - including prevention of children being separated from families due to reasons such as poverty, violence, abuse or lack of access to basic health and education - through an intervention implemented in the context of COVID-19.

Future Learn,

This free six week online course is available to anyone with a responsibility for responding to the care and protection needs of unaccompanied and separated children and young people and it has been adapted to include working in the COVID-19 context.

Kelley Swain - The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

In this piece for the Lancet, Kelley Swain reflects on the UNICEF video essay series, “Coping with COVID-19”, which invited 16 adolescent girls from nine countries to film their lives under lockdown—“unfiltered, unscripted, 100% real”.


This webinar explains two tools, one to help institutions intensify the assessment and preparation process for children who have to move out quickly and the other to help organizations provide retrospective ‘preparation’ for children who have already returned to their families without preparation or support.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance,

The 7th annual Social Service Workforce Week will be celebrated October 26 - 30.