Sub-Saharan Africa

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

Posted By: • May 2nd, 2017

All around the world, for many different reasons, hundreds of thousands of children cannot live with their parents. The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children set out the principals for policy and practice that have been agreed upon globally, to help towards tackling this issue.

A free 6-week interactive course has been developed by CELCIS and the University of Strathclyde, which delves into what the UN Guidelines look like in practice. The course starts on 15 May 2017 and will be delivered through FutureLearn, the social learning platform. It is intended for everyone interested in or responsible for children’s care, including child protection professionals, social workers, health workers, psychologists, teachers, and government officials.

During this course, participants will have access to a mixture of learning materials at a time and place that suits their schedule:

  • Specially-made film following the experience of a family moving through the alternative care system
  • Learn and hear from world-leading experts and people working in alternative care through a series of filmed lectures, articles and reports.
  • Engagement and online discussion with an international learning community to debate about each topic, ask questions and share your opinion and experiences
  • Quizzes to help you gauge your learning and understanding.

Access more information and join the online course here.

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