IFCO is hosting a seminar on Friday 6th December 2019 at the Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London.

The aim of the seminar is to explore the journey of foster care over the past 40 years and to look ahead to examine its future and the challenges it faces. This seminar will also have a number of celebratory objectives:

  • To celebrate 40 years since the first international conference which led to IFCO’s establishment two years later in 1981
  • To celebrate 30 years since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN General Assembly’s Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in 2009

The seminar will also inform IFCO’s work by exploring the development of foster and kinship care over the past 40 years and the challenges it currently faces. Bringing together key actors in this sector from the UK promises a stimulating day of discussion. If you have an interest in foster or kinship care or in children and young people’s experiences of care this seminar will be of relevance to you.

The full schedule for the day can be viewed here and bookings are available here.

Attendance fee £40

Pensioners/unwaged/students £20

IFCO members free