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I am very pleased to announce that AIEJI has made a new publication: The UN Convention on the rights of the Child and Social Education – children placed outside the home.
In September 2012 AIEJI held a seminar in Italy where the paper was discussed. This was a very fruitful seminar that the status of placed children in national legislations and the role of social educators in terms ensuring the rights of children placed outside the home.
The result is now ready, we hope you will find it useful. Please feel free to make a comment of what you think.
To download the paper, go to our page of publications here.
In mid-September AIEJI Europe held a seminar about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and social education in practice. At the seminar we discussed children’s rights, as they are stated in the convention, and what they mean for children placed outside the home.
Children placed outside the home enjoy the same universal rights as everyone else but given their unusual situation, being in public care, it is important that authorities, decision makers and people who work directly with the children such as social educators, social workers, teachers or other professionals pay special attention to protecting and respecting the rights of every child they work with.
The seminar showed how children’s rights are incorporated in different national legislations and how the placement of children works in practice using examples from Italy, Switzerland and Denmark.
One of the points from the seminar was that there is often a gap between the words of the legislation and actual practice and the seminar discussed what it requires to minimise this gap.
Discussions and conclusions from the Torino seminar (written directly into the presentation so including typos etc.)
AIEJI is currently working on composing a document about the UN Convention on the rights of the child which will include the conclusions and discussions points from the Torino seminar which will hopefully be published by the end of this year.