A Master training on Foster care for unaccompanied migrant children was held in Prague last 21st and 22nd January
The training has been organised within the project FORUM, co-financed by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union and co-ordinated by Fondazione L’Albero della Vita, in partnership with Accem (Spain), CSGYA ( Hungary), FICE(Austria), OPU ( Check Republic) and Slovenska Filantropija ( Slovenia), ISMU ( Italy), Eurochild( Belgium) and CORAM (UK). The reception of Unaccompanied Migrant Children requires specific competences and adequate services that consider them children instead of only migrants. Key component of the project FORUM is the capacity building of professionals dealing with migration and child protection to ensure a quality service of Foster Care. The Master training aims at enabling professionals to have the knowledge base to be able to provide foster care for unaccompanied migrant children. The participants have been selected by each partners and they will transfer the knowledge to professionals in their own countries through workshops to be organised between February and July. Main topics tackled during the Master training: drivers of migration; Systems of care for unaccompanied children; Building knowledge and skills to care for unaccompanied children; Identifying networks of support and forms of professional partnership, Recruitment and assessment of foster carers; Matching of foster carers and children; Training, retention and monitoring.