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Child Sponsorship
04.07.2011
Sponsoring a child in the developing world is a hugely popular form of giving. Millions of donors are linked with millions of children thousands of miles away. But this form of aid has often sparked controversy. Over the years, many of the large sponsorship charities have revised the way they...
Final report of theYiPPEE project - Young people from a public care background: pathways tofurther and higher education in five European countries.
04.07.2011
The overallaim of the YiPPEE project was to investigate educational pathways after the endof compulsory schooling among young men and women who have been in public carein European countries as children, and to consider how their opportunities toaccess further and higher education might be improved...
New report from EveryChild
04.07.2011
IFCO Board members Stela Grigoras, Jean Anne Kennedy & Chris Gardiner were consulted in the production of this important new report. Read the full report 4 July > from Emily Delap - Global Policy Adviser - EveryChild >>> Please find attached the latest paper in EveryChild’s Positive...
Thanks, Dad! Father's Day for modern families
29.06.2011
'I'm really grateful for the inspiration he has given me' Matthew, 17, from Perth was fostered by Marco and his wife at the age of eight, but will leave their home for the first time this summer to go to college. "I'm getting him a rock CD for Father's Day because this is the thing over which we've...
How Does Foster Care Work?
29.06.2011
"How Does Foster Care Work?" is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme...
NSPCC launches free downloadable child protection toolkit
20.06.2011
UK children's charity the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) has unveiled a toolkit to help Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) improve training across health, the police, social care and education. The free tool will help the boards evaluate inter-agency...

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