Published: Thursday, 23.04.2015

Introduction of the project “Training of Care Professionals”

Today the SOS Children's Village Croatia project “Training of Care Professionals” was officially introduced in the Westin Hotel.

The presentation was opened by the member of the SOS Children's Village Croatia Board of Directors, Ms. Wendy Zečić, who greeted the attendees with these words:
“This project will enable the care professionals who work with children in alternative care to learn more about the child-rights based approach and highlight that quality care for the children also requires care for the professionals.”
In her welcoming address, Ms. Ivana Milas Klarić, Croatian Ombudswoman for Children, spoke highly of the project. The implementation of “Training of Care Professionals” began in January 2015. This project is a partnership between SOS Children’s Villages International, the Council of Europe, Eurochild and partners in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Hungary and Romania. The project will run in the period between January 2015 and December 2016. The project partner in Croatia is SOS

Children's Village Croatia, which will be in charge of implementing all project activities.

The project aims to support and promote the rights of children and young people living in alternative care. This purpose will be accomplished through two essential activities: providing care professionals who work in alternative care with continued training in how to apply a child rights-based approach to their everyday practice and working with national and international stakeholders and promoting trainings for care professionals working in alternative care.
As one of the project partners, SOS Children's Village Croatia shall provide training for 120 care professionals working with children and young people in alternative care in the Republic of Croatia and, in cooperation with other partners, participate in the development of the European handbook for the training of care professionals by the end of 2016. We are confident that this approach and continued attention to training care professionals will have a direct impact on the quality of work with children and young people.

This project is co-funded by the European Union, under the auspices of the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Program.
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