GOAL 1

IFCO will advocate on behalf of children in alternative care so that all those children who need and want it, will have the opportunity to avail of family-based foster or kinship care.

Objective 1.1
IFCO, on its own and in collaboration with other like-minded organisations, will promote Goal 1 at the highest international level of government to encourage family-based care as the primary response to out-of-home children.

Objective 1.2
IFCO will initiate, support and disseminate research on care experiences and outcomes for children who are/have been in out-of-home care to inform best practice in this field.

GOAL 2

IFCO will promote the rights of children in alternative care to ensure the inclusion of their views on all matters affecting them as set out in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Objective 2.1
IFCO will promote Goal 2 by consulting with children in out-of-home care in the development of its policies and practices.

Objective 2.2
IFCO will provide and encourage platforms at international level for children in out-of-home care to have their voices heard.

GOAL 3

IFCO is committed to engaging with and, where possible, to influencing politicians, administrators and professionals to support foster and kinship families and children in their care.

Objective 3.1
IFCO will develop and provide training and other supports for foster and kinship families.

Objective 3.2
IFCO is committed to engaging with and, where possible, to influencing politicians, administrators and professionals to support foster and kinship families and children in their care.