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Getting Care Right for All Children – free online course

19th February 2018 - 2nd April 2018


Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

All around the world, for many different reasons, hundreds of thousands of children cannot live with their parents. The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children set out the principles for policy and practice that have been agreed upon globally, to help towards tackling this issue.

Now it's your chance to take part in this free massive online open course (MOOC), which delves into what the UN Guidelines look like in practice.

By the end of this six week interactive course, you'll better understand the key principles, pillars and implications of the UN Guidelines, taking in views from across the world.

Who is the course aimed at?

Open to all, the course is for everyone interested in or responsible for children's care, including:

  • Child protection professionals, social workers, support workers
  • Care workers in family and residential settings
  • Health and medical workers
  • Lawyers, psychologists and teachers
  • State and government officials

What to expect

During this course you'll have access to a mixture of learning materials at a time and place that suits you:

  • Specially-made film following the experience of a family moving through the alternative care system
  • Learning and hear from world-leading experts and people working in alternative care through a series of filmed lectures, articles and reports
  • Engagement and online discussion with an international learning community to debate about each topic, ask questions and share your opinion and experiences
  • Quizzes to help you gauge your learning and understanding

Don't miss out on your chance to take part!

The course has been developed by CELCIS and the University of Strathclyde and will be delivered through FutureLearn, the social learning platform.


19th February 2018
2nd April 2018
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