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FCOI / IFCO Annual General Meeting + Proxy voting form
The FCOI / IFCO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held at the Dedeman Princess Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria at 18.00 on Tuesday 23 October 2012. Registered UK Charity: 1081324 Member Eurochild Member NGO Group for the UN CRC United Nations ECOSOC Consultative Status
EveryChild report - kinship carers
Worldwide > NEW REPORT "Family first: prioritising support to KINSHIP CARERS, especially older carers" - produced by EveryChild and HelpAge International
· * In some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 90% of children who have lost one or both parents are looked after by relatives. · * In Cambodia 79% of orphaned and vulnerable children are cared for by older people. · * In many countries, the effects of HIV & AIDS have...
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APPLY BY 3 SEPTEMBER! >>>> IFCO is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
IFCO is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to assume the position of Development Director. The Development Director will manage IFCO’s operations going forward and work with IFCO’s Board of Trustees to establish an operational unit to provide administrative support....
IFCO 2012 Conference in SOFIA, Bugaria - DO YOU NEED A VISA?
Helpful advice from a Bulgarian Embassy web site - includes a list of countries whose passport holders do NOT need a visa. PLEASE CHECK & IF YOU NEED A VISA APPLY EARLY + see the *note about Schengen visas. "The Bulgarian visas are issued by the Bulgarian embassies and consulates abroad, not...
European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published two new reports on exclusion and discrimination of people with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems
Both FRA reports advocate for de-institutionalisation and the framing of inclusive laws and policies. The reports were introduced at an international conference entitled "Autonomy and Inclusion" that took place in Copenhagen on 7-8 June 2012. More information + the reports >
Photograph by kind permission of Štěpán Hon >
USA - IFCO & the International Summit of Youth in Care (ISYIC) June 26-29
IFCO wishes the participants of the *International Summit of Youth in Care (ISYIC) an enjoyable and productive time! Representing IFCO and facilitating the De-Institutionalisation Working Group at the ISYIC will be Nicole Herbert, a Canadian alumni of care and IFCO’s Administrative Secretary.
Danielle Douglas
IRELAND - "The Morning Show" - TV interview with Danielle Douglas - 8 foster homes / split from her 7 siblings - and a positive voice!
Do you remember careleaver Danielle Douglas, the opening plenary speaker at the IFCO2009DUBLIN Conference? See her TV interview on Ireland's "The Morning Show" - good to see Danielle married, a happy mother, and a researcher and social care lecturer with a Masters degree who is working with...
Photograph by kind permission of Štěpán Hon >
EveryChild / Better Care Network research report on disability and alternative care
*NEW research report* >>> ‘Enabling reform: Why supporting children with disabilities must be at the heart of successful child care reform’, developed jointly by the Better Care Network and EveryChild as part of the Better Care Network’s series of working papers on alternative care.