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Here you can stay updated on all our latest news and developments and see what’s going on in the world of international Foster Care through our dedicated blog.

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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...
Welcome aboard, IFCO2014!
This year’s International Foster Care Organisation European Conference took place on 26-29 August in Waterford, Ireland. More than 200 participants, including 37 children and young people, from 35 countries across 5 continents, attended the four-day event. IFCO 2014 European Conference has become a...
Full IFCO 2014 European Conference Programme available
The final IFCO 2014 European Conference Programme has been published and is available to view or download.
Call for expression of interest - Governance and Management Consultant
International Foster Care Organisation is looking for a consultant to improve governance and management systems and to increase the capacity of the Board of members. The consultancy is intended to provide recommendations for both Board members and Operational Unit staff for following up and...
Provisional programme for IFCO2014 announced
We are delighted to announce the provisional programme for IFCO 2014 European Conference. The conference entitled “Ensuring the Rights of the Child, and Family-Centered Services” will take place on 26-29 August 2014 in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. You can view the provisional...



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