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My contribution in establishing a new foster care system in Malta

It all started in 1998. Dr. Laurence Gonzi – then Minister for Social Policy (he was later appointed Prime Minister of Malta) invited me to share my thoughts about setting up a fostering service for children in Malta. Back then, the majority of children needing out of home care were placed in large residential Homes. … Continue reading My contribution in establishing a new foster care system in Malta

Happy World Children’s Day!

On behalf of IFCO, I join with everyone around the world to wish all children a happy World Children’s Day. Today is especially significant as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This momentous Convention has contributed enormously to the wellbeing of children across … Continue reading Happy World Children’s Day!

Foster Care in Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania is country in East Africa formed as result of the union between the then Tanganyika (now Mainland Tanzania) and Zanzibar on 26th April 1964. There are two governments that oversees the governance of the United Republic of Tanzania: The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania which oversees all union … Continue reading Foster Care in Tanzania

My first foster and kinship care conference

Earlier this month I was privileged to attend my first foster and kinship care conference. It was held at the Rendezvous Hotel, in beautiful Scarborough Beach, Perth, Western Australia. It was a truly magnificent occasion with 600 people in attendance at a very well organised and informative Australian National conference. The organisers and hosts were … Continue reading My first foster and kinship care conference