IFCO Position Paper: Family Based Alternative Care

As a foundation, children grow up in families. This position paper reinforces that family-based care, in its various forms, such as foster care and kinship care, is most appropriate for children needing alternative care.

Call to Action:

  • Join IFCO’s membership and partner with us in this global advocacy effort.
  • Increase collaborative efforts in your national or local area to advocate for family-based out-of-home care as the best alternative care for children. 
  • Share this position paper to raise awareness and strengthen families through preventative supports and investing in family-based alternative care.

If you want to add your name or organisation agreeing with this position, please email ifco@ifco.info as we start to advocate for all child protection systems and providers to commit to actively and transparently exemplify these.

Family Based Alternative Care Position Paper, September 2022