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About the Project

Overview

SAFE will provide training and support to enable frontline practitioners and professionals, foster carers, kinship and Dublin family caretakers to improve and acquire the knowledge, confidence and skills in order to provide quality family-based care to unaccompanied children.

Aim

SAFE aims to enhance family-based care to promote welfare and ensure protection of unaccompanied children in the UK, Greece, Denmark and Cyprus.

Objectives

  • To build the capacity of professionals and foster carers, kinship and Dublin family caretakers.
  • To enhance family-based care and to promote welfare.
  • To ensure protection of unaccompanied children in the UK, Cyprus, Denmark and Greece

Outcomes

  • Improved knowledge and capacity of professionals on implementing family-based care for unaccompanied children.
  • Improved knowledge and capacity building of foster carers, kinship, Dublin family carers to support unaccompanied children.
  • Increased awareness of institutional authorities, policy makers, wider public on benefits of family-based care for unaccompanied children

Outputs

  • E-learning training modules for professionals: Develop and deliver e-learning training module on core knowledge and skills and e –learning on country- specific issues for professionals.
  • E-learning training modules for foster carers, kinship and Dublin family caretakers: Develop and deliver e-learning training module on core knowledge and skills and e-learning on country- specific issues for foster carers and kinship/Dublin caretakers.
  • Face-to-face training: Deliver training and capacity building workshops to professionals and foster carers and kinship/Dublin caretakers.
  • Awareness raising and advocacy: Raise awareness and advocate policy regarding family-based care for unaccompanied children, with institutional and policy makers and wider public.