Getting Care Right for All Children - open access course

September 27, 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 will explore 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.

What to expect

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

  • Specially made film following the experiences of a family's journey through the alternative care system

  • Engagement and online discussion with an international learning community, where you can debate about each topic, ask questions and share your own opinions and experiences

  • Hear from world-leading experts and people working in alternative care, through a series of filmed lectures, articles and reports

  • Quizzes to track your learning and understanding through the course

Who is it for?

Open to all, the MOOC is for everyone interested in or responsible for the care of children and young people, including:

  • Child protection professionals, social workers and support workers

  • Care workers in family and residential settings

  • Health and medical workers

  • State and government officials

  • Legal, mental health and education professionals

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


Join the course for free


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