Launch Of The First User Guide On Foster Care In India
The guide is a joint venture between the (NCPCR) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, and (CEAC) the Centre of Excellence in Alternative Care in India.
It explores fundamental concepts such as promoting foster care in the local community and advises on how to prepare young people for independent living. It provides a comprehensive outline on how to set up and manage successful foster care service within modern-day India. It includes a range of regulations, useful checklists, guidance and gives recommendations on how to put all relevant information into practice.
It does not only provide the readers with useful and practical information on foster care but also educates them about the impact of separation and loss and helps them to understand and recognise the issues children might face and experience.
One of the important features of the guide is that it is written in English in a clear and concise way and will further be translated into Hindi, in order to be accessible for the largest number of individuals. To ensure the guide reaches as many users as possible, it will also be made available online on both the NCPCR and CEAC websites.
Sam Jackson-Royle, CEO at Martin James Foundation, who has supported the development of the guide and has worked alongside the CEAC, comments: "We are committed to support and inform people about similar projects as they are vital for educating people on how to help vulnerable children and assist their families in the journey to provide a better life for them. The User Guide aligns with our core mission to drive long-term change and allow for a better chance at life for every one of these children."
For more information please contact the Vasundhra, Centre Director for the Centre of Excellence in Alternative Care via http://www.alternativecareindia.org or Sam Jackson-Royle, CEO of Martin James Foundation on sam.jackson-
Notes to editors:
The Martin James Foundation was set up with one aim in mind; to make long-term improvements to the lives of children globally. There are 153 million orphaned children and 65.6 million refugees globally, of which over 50% are under the age of 16. The work carried out by the Martin James Foundation will lead to an improvement in the lives of these children as it strives to help with the development and promotion of best practice in family-based and trauma-informed care services. The Martin James Foundation hopes its work will allow a better chance at life for every one of these children and many more who have not been included in global statistics.