Sixteen leading international humanitarian agencies and children’s rights organisations have joined together to offer a new online course dedicated to responding to the needs and rights of unaccompanied and separated children.
Launching today (Friday 12 April) for learners to register on the FutureLearn platform, Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children – www.futurelearn.com/courses/caring-for-children-moving-alone - will begin on Monday 27 May 2019.
The free, six-week online course is available to anyone, wherever they are in the world, and is offered in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
The course specifically focuses on the importance of considering the needs of unaccompanied and separated children and young people on the move, their circumstances and wishes.
Providing learning through the insight of international expertise and real world experience, it has been created with the support of members of the Geneva-based Taskforce for Children on the Move, comprised of international agencies who work together on initiatives to promote the protection and care of children around the world.
The course is sponsored by the Taskforce to enable all learners to achieve a certificate of the completion of their learning free of charge.
Produced by CELCIS – the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection - at the University of Strathclyde and delivered through FutureLearn, the course is designed for front line workers, volunteers, policy makers and others who have a responsibility and interest in protecting and promoting appropriate care for unaccompanied and separated children, to address any gaps in the knowledge, skills and capacities they may have.
To produce the course, alongside a number of advisors and contributors, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights provided strategic advice and review of the course content.
The creation of course received significant funding from the government of Switzerland (Swiss Confederation), the government of Germany, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
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