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Call to Host IFCO 2016 Regional Conference: Deadlines Extended
After a great response to the Call for expressions of interest announced in February, following a number of requests, it has been decided to extend the deadlines for the Call to Host IFCO 2016 Regional Conference until 31 March 2015. We are looking to identify a host country for the next IFCO 2016...
UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children: five years onwards
Today marks the 5th anniversary when through the Resolution A/RES/64/142, dated 24 February 2010, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. The Guidelines' formal endorsement by UNGA on 20 November 2009 coincided with celebrating the twentieth...
Apply to Host IFCO 2016 Regional and IFCO 2017 World Conferences
The International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) is inviting expressions of interest from member and non-member organisations to host the next biennial IFCO 2016 Regional and 2017 World Conferences.  
IFCO 2015 First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The upcoming IFCO World Conference “Tell Someone Who Cares” will take place in Sydney, Australia on November 8-11, 2015. The conference will provide an opportunity to showcase foster, kinship and relative care in the national Australian context and international keynote speakers will present the...
Celebrating 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
20 November 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out the political, economic, civil, health, social and cultural rights of children. It is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history with 194 countries being...
Championing Non-Institutional Alternative Care in Rajasthan
On 28 October 2014 a two-year partnership agreement between Foster Care India and UNICEF India has been signed to pilot new foster care models. For the first time in its history, Rajasthan started championing family-based care that will impact hundreds of children in need of care and protection in...
IFCO next conference destination: Sydney, Australia, November 2015
The 18th Biennial International Foster Care Conference “Tell Someone Who Cares” will take place in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is one of Australia’s largest, oldest, most cosmopolitan and exciting city. The selected dates November 8-11, 2015 will be a perfect time for an event in Sydney, being mid-...
A round-up of fundraising at IFCO2014: looking back to look ahead
As with all IFCO conferences, fun and energetic environment is just as important as learning new information or meeting like-minded people. This is what makes our conferences special. Each year, we bring added value by creating dynamic and interesting social programme, along with informative...