The respondents from Spain work with children between the age of 0 and 18 years who cannot live with their families and are placed in foster care centres or foster families. Once young people turn 18 years old they continue to receive support to help them integrate into the society. The predominantly used methodologies include: relationship work with the children, support networks and resilience work that is person-centred.
The most preferred and the most commonly held qualification is Diploma in Social Education. Pre-service training is conducted by Higher education bodies who provide training in diplomas (e.g. Diploma in Social Education).
Projects in the country includes working with children in Child Protection Homes, youth at-risk from social exclusion, housing autonomy for youth, residential services and foster care families.
Spanish members are interested in pursuing collaborations with others. Please contact the FICE office for further details.