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Meet this year’s Pat Whelan Youth Fund awardees…
01.10.2013
Pat Whelan Youth Fund Award has been found in 2007 in memory of IFCO member and former volunteer Administration Secretary Pat Whelan from Ireland. The aim of the fund is to support a young person (or group of youth) to attend IFCO conferences, seminars, events that would otherwise not be able to do...
Joint Statement on the 2014 UN General Assembly Resolution on the Rights of the Child
21.09.2013
IFCO has become one of more than 40 international, regional and national NGOs and networks that have endorsed a joint statement calling for a focus on strengthening family care and providing appropriate alternative care for children in the 2014 United Nations General Assembly (UN GA)  Resolution on...
USA - Los Angeles Times > Too few foster homes for children in need
19.09.2013
The Los Angeles County foster care system has a new crisis — one that can't be resolved by yanking children from troubled parents. In fact, more children in the system would only make things worse because there's no where to put them in a county that has run out of beds in foster homes. The...
UK - The Telegraph > Edward Timpson, the Minister for Children and Families, and his mother Alex on fostering 90 children
19.09.2013
The MP Edward Timpson grew up with his two natural and two adopted siblings – as well as a changing population of almost 90 vulnerable children fostered by his mother. Now the Minister for Children and Families, he has resolved to reform the care system that failed them. READ MORE: http://www....
IFCO 2013> The opening ceremony of XVII Biennial Conference on 13 September 2013 has welcomed more than 1400 participants. In his speech IFCO President Volodymyr Kuzminskyi acknowledged that IFCO World Conference is held in Asia for the first time.
14.09.2013
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear colleagues and IFCO friends, My name is Volodymyr Kuzminskyi and I am IFCO President. I am very glad to be here in Osaka and I am privileged to welcome all of you here. It is a special conference in IFCO history as it is the first time in over 30 years' of our work...
The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study
UK > New research provides crucial insight into lives of children in care - "The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study" followed a group of 374 children in care in Northern Ireland, over a 10 year period - READ MORE / WATCH THE VIDEO
13.09.2013
The findings from one of the most comprehensive long-term studies ever undertaken into children in care were recently published by Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. WATCH THE SHORT VIDEO / READ MORE > http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/TheCarePathwaysandOutcomesStudy/
BALLOT BOX
CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE IFCO BOARD AT THE 14 SEPTEMBER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT THE IFCO WORLD CONFERENCE IN OSAKA > *1200 participants including 115 Young People* - CONGRATULATIONS NFPAJ !
04.09.2013
10 SELF-NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION TO THE 2013-15 IFCO BOARD WERE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF 20 JULY 2013 – as there are fewer nominations than there are vacancies all 10 candidates' profiles are published here and NO ELECTIONS WILL BE NECESSARY. The 10 will be proposed for acceptance to the...
IFCO statue in South Korea
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25.08.2013
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