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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
Latest Enewsletter for all >> OSAKA NEWS + AGM AGENDA & PROXY VOTING FORM + FAMOUS IFCO BOARD MEMBERS!
25.08.2013
Latest Enewsletter for all >> OSAKA NEWS + AGM AGENDA & PROXY VOTING FORM + FAMOUS IFCO BOARD MEMBERS! CLICK HERE (until 29 September) >>> http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=9e9a53b1-ab31-4818-a12...
Last Day Today!
IFCO BOARD ELECTIONS - REMINDER - apply by email by 20 JULY!
02.07.2013
21 JULY BOARD NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED /// *OFFICIAL NOTICE* > THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) OF FCOI / IFCO WILL BE HELD ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2013 AT THE IFCO2013OSAKA CONFERENCE COMMENCING AT 18.30 - all members of FCOI/IFCO are welcome to attend whether they are registered at the conference or...
SPONSORED YOUTH PLACES FOR OSAKA
FULLY SPONSORED YOUTH PLACES FOR OSAKA - apply online by 27 June! *APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED* - results by 12 July
27.05.2013
SELECTION RESULTS > 13 July - individual emails have been sent to all candidates /// FULLY SPONSORED YOUTH PLACES FOR OSAKA - apply online by 27 June!
FINLAND - "We believe in you – so should you"
FINLAND - "We believe in you – so should you" Guidelines for life and strength for coping. A handbook of alternative care by young people for young people. NOW IN ENGLISH for you to download!
07.05.2013
PRESENTED AT THE 2011 IFCO WORLD CONFERENCE IN CANADA & NOW IN ENGLISH - CONGRATULATIONS to Pesäpuu's "Survivors" team! This handbook is for children and young people aged 10 and over who have been placed in alternative care outside their birth home.

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