December 14, 2017

International Social Service and Partners Offer a Free Six-Week Online Course: Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children


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Hundreds of thousands of children all over the World are living outside of parental care. 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.

You now have a chance to take part in a FREE massive online open course (MOOC), which covers what the UN Guidelines look like in practice. It is available in English, French and Spanish. By the end of this six-week interactive course, you will have a greater understanding of the key principles, pillars and implications of the UN Guidelines, taking in views from across the world. This course is open to all interested in, or responsible for, children’s care.

To see more information about the course and join, please visit

*The international interagency steering group, including International Social Service, commissioned CELCIS and the University of Strathclyde to develop the MOOC, which will be delivered through FutureLearn, the social learning platform.

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