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Thank you

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this course: Lead Educator Dr Chrissie Gale Executive Director for the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures Professor Jennifer Davidson Learning …

Concluding thoughts

In this video, Jennifer Davidson shares with you concluding thoughts and summarises some of the main themes we have covered over the six weeks of the course We have considered …

Hopes and aspirations for children in care

We would like to finish this course with some very positive ideas about the care of children. We interviewed care professionals from different countries of the world who attended a …

Family reintegration (Part 2)

In this video, we hear from Simriti Khadaka who works with an NGO in Nepal. Simriti is Country Director at the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Asha Nepal in Kathmandu. The team …

Reuniting families

This video was kindly provided by Child’s i Foundation in Uganda. Child’s i Foundation was founded in 2009, and works to resettle children living in residential institutions with extended, foster …

Transition from care settings

The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children urge that ‘Removal of a child from the care of the family should be seen as … temporary and for the …

Reintegration

What does reintegration of children and families mean? Recently issued ‘Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration’ published by an inter-agency group on children’s reintegration has been widely accepted within the international care …

The importance of data and ‘Tracking Progress’

Throughout this course we have been working through the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and, the meaning and implementation of the “necessity” and “suitability” principles. We have …

An example of deinstitutionalisation in Uganda

This video was kindly provided by Child’s i Foundation in Uganda. Child’s i Foundation was founded in 2009, and works to resettle children living in residential institutions with extended, foster …

Why deinstitutionalisation is important

In this video, Ian Milligan speaks to guest speaker, Claudia Cabral. Claudia is the Executive Director of Terra dos Homens in Brazil which she founded in 1996 as an independent …

Strategic planning for deinstitutionalisation (Part 1)

The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children urge States ‘where large residential care facilities (institutions) remain’ to develop alternatives ‘in the context of an overall deinstitutionalisation strategy, with …