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IFCO's 2013 World Conference - September - OSAKA, Japan *LATEST* 862 people have registered - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED >>> PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR GIFT FOR THE SILENT AUCTION!
14.02.2013
UPDATED 1 SEPTEMBER >>> REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED >>> PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR GIFT FOR THE SILENT AUCTION! NEWS - 24 AUGUST - from the Conference's FB page > "The target participant was attained. All days participant 862 persons. Youth 115 persons." Did you now there are more...
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WORK FOR IFCO? > recruiting an OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TEAM /// BECOME AN IFCO BOARD MEMBER? > possible cooptions NOW & elections IN SEPTEMBER
04.02.2013
# 1 OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TEAM > INFORMATION BELOW and # 2 JOIN THE IFCO BOARD? > PLEASE SCROLL DOWN . >>>> TERMS OF REFERENCE - OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TEAM Background information
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UK - Roma children in care > CLICK to listen to this BBC World Service radio programme
02.02.2013
The Roma are Europe’s biggest ethnic minority, and a substantial number of them have moved to Britain in recent years, taking advantage of the EU’s open borders to seek a better life. However, it’s emerged that a disproportionate number of their children end up in the care of local authorities,...
FOSTERCLUB ALL STARS
USA > APPLY BY 15 FEB > FosterClub All-Stars? A team of young people age 18- 24 will be selected to serve as summer interns with FosterClub & assist in planning & facilitating Independent Living Teen Conferences & other foster care & child welfare events
30.01.2013
Youth will be selected to represent the diversity in foster care experiences, education, current paths (college, employment, job corps, etc.), race & ethnicity and geographical location. All applicants must have spent time in the foster care system. Each will demonstrate leadership potential...
European Guidelines on the Transition from Institutional to Community Based Care
European Expert Group on Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care stimulates transformation of care services in Europe / UN Human Rights High Commissioner Pillay has sent letters in support of such a transition to all EU Member States.
28.01.2013
“The support of the High Commissioner is of critical importance for us,” says Luk Zelderloo, the Secretary-General of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), which shares the rotating chairmanship of the group with Eurochild and OHCHR. “We need to bring...
MAKE BABY HOMES HISTORY!
Kyrgyzstan: “The government uses most of its resources dedicated for needy children to finance children’s homes... Naturally, it turns out that needy families cannot compete with the government, and they are forced to take their children to orphanages.”
24.01.2013
Like most residents of her children’s home in Osh, Nargiza is a part-time orphan. Her father disappeared when she was born and her mother works long spells in Russia. Nargiza has no siblings and doesn’t know her grandparents. But she does see her mother from time to time. “I live with my mother...
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Russian parliament endorses anti-US adoption bill > signed by President Putin > controversy + lots more information & statistics + IFCO's previous Statement on Inter-Country Adoption + INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION - UNICEF innocenti digest
06.01.2013
Quote: "Does one sovereign nation have the right to demand that another sovereign nation give up its children for adoption?" 26 December - Associated Press news article > http://m.apnews.mobi/ap/db_6776/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=7fZR9NKh
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UK > The Munby judgement and how it affects Kinship Carers - time for a case to be taken to the European Court of Human Rights?
13.12.2012
A local authority’s policy that financially discriminated against foster carers who were related to the children they fostered was unlawful.The Munby judgement said that local authorities cannot pay family carers less for looked after children than stranger foster parents. In November 2001, Mr...

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