CarINg - Empowering Child Care Systems and Supporting Leaving Care From Inside
CarINg

Empowering Child Care Systems and Supporting Leaving Care From Inside

Fare rete per favorire l'autonomia dei care leavers
A network to promote the autonomy of
care leavers .
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CarINg adotta un approccio ecosistemico che unisce careleavers, professionisti dei servizi sociali e attori locali

per creare un modello locale integrato basato sull’Approccio delle Capabilities

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CarINg aims at helping girls and boys in the alternative care system
become protagonists of their own future by making them feel part of a welcoming community

CarINg is a European action-research project that supports boys and girls leaving the alternative care system (care leavers) in realising their life project:

It focuses on care leavers, involving them in all phases of the project and supporting them during the process of preparing for independence.

It provides tailor-made training for social service professionals and stimulates the community to network around the needs and aspirations of carer leavers.

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ACTION-RESEARCH

Action-research will provide recommendations on how to improve policies for care leavers with a special focus on preparing, facilitating and accompanying young people during and after the process of leaving the care system.

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TRAINING

The project provides tailor-made training for professionals in protection systems focusing on the importance of listening to care leavers and their right to participate

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Care leavers and future care leavers

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Professionals of the alternative care system

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Families

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Local Authorities

The project

CarINg adopts an ecosystemic approach that brings together care leavers, social service professionals and local actors to create an integrated local model based on the Capabilities Approach.

 

The project follows 3 directions :

it involves care leavers in a participatory research.

it involves social workers in training sessions to support care leavers in transition to adulthood.

it involves local actors to create opportunities for the autonomy of care leavers.

 

The action-research will provide recommendations on how to improve territorial policies that enable care leavers to shape and pursue their own life project.

Main objectives

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    Main objective 1

    To train and raise the awareness of all the actors in the community in order to guarantee that care leavers are listened to and that they have the right to participate in the decision-making process that affects them.

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    Main Objective 2

    To improve the quality of support and protecting the rights of children living in protection systems, with a focus on preparation, facilitation and accompaniment during and after the process of leaving the system.

News about the project

training curriculum preparazione all'autonomia CarINg care leavers

Training Curriculum “Preparing for Autonomy” a guide for professionals

Although the family is the best place to ensure the positive development of children, it is recognised that there may be some…

approfondimenti caring care leavers progetto

Children in the alternative care system: data from Florence and Prato

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When a child lives in a highly neglectful family, the state has a duty to remove him/her from the family, place him/her…

peer to peer sessions incontri partecipazione autonomia care leavers CarINg

Peer to peer session: the point of view of professionals of the protection systems

On 18 and 19 July 2022, respectively in Prato and Florence, the two consultation sessions of the professionals of the care systems…

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The project CarINg is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union