“Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children” is the title of a new free training MOOC offered by an International Inter-Agency steering group focused on child rights. For many different reasons there are children all around the world who cannot live with their parents. The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children set out the principles for policy and practice that have been agreed upon globally, to help tackle this issue. Children with a parent in prison are included in the guidelines, in sections discussing the Prevention of Family Separation. This massive online open course (MOOC) has been designed to allow participants to explore what the UN Guidelines look like in practice. The course is available in English, French and Spanish.

This six-week interactive course will allow participants to better understand the key principles, pillars and implications of the UN Guidelines, taking in perspectives from across the world. The course is open to all and is directed at everyone interested in or responsible for children’s care. For more information or to sign up, click here.

Author: Hannah Lynn