Research shows that children who grow up in institutions fall behind in their development compared to children who grow up in families. The ALFACA- project aims to improve family care for unaccompanied minors in Europe by increasing the basic knowledge among professionals working with reception families.
“The majority of unaccompanied children in Europe are placed in institutional reception facilities and therefor it is vital to increase the knowledge of family care. We are offering a substantial package of trainings and guidelines to ensure that the quality of family care improves and that a larger number of unaccompanied minors will be able to benefit from it,” says Liedewij de Ruijter de Wildt, Project Manager at Nidos, the national Dutch Guardianship Institution for Unaccompanied Children
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