Quality child care in alternative settings

Organization: Ziburio Fondas Project: Quality child care in alternative settings
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Target group: Children in alternative care

 Children who are at risk of being placed in closed institutions, or who are already living there, need intensive and personalized care in a family setting. These children cannot be supported through regular foster care or guardianship solutions which lack professional training and support services. The project introduces the concept of professionally trained foster families who will receive ongoing support and supervision in order to better help at-risk children. There is a strong child participation component, which includes children being more involved in the placement, follow-up and feedback processes. The project can play an important part of the deinstitutionalization process which is underway in Lithuania.

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 Contact person at Childhood: Susanne Drakborg