Transforming Children's Care Webinar Series

This webinar series, by and for members of Transforming Children's Care, brings together experts from our community to discuss a range of relevant topics identified by members as priorities for learning and exchange. View previous and upcoming webinars below.

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Event:  Transforming Children's Care Webinar #15 - Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and Well-being for Care Experienced Children, Young People and Adults

Webinar #1: It's Time for Care


During this webinar, hosted by UNICEF and Better Care Network, Gillian Huebner presented the paper It’s time for care: Prioritizing quality care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic - Challenges, opportunities and an agenda for action.

Webinar #2: Public Expenditure


In this webinar, Philip Goldman from Maestral International presented new guidance on Public Expenditure and Children’s Care produced by Changing the Way We Care.

Webinar #3: Parent Advocacy


In this webinar, members of the International Parent Advocacy Network discussed parent advocacy and presented the literature review International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare: Strengthening Children's Care and Protection Through Parent Participation

Webinar #4: Child Identity


This webinar explored the importance of protecting the child’s right to identity in how it is created, how it may be modified and/or falsified in alternative care as well as the need to preserve information about the child’s identity, notably family relations. 

Webinar #6: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Care


This webinar provided an introduction to trauma-informed care from various perspectives and vantage points and a basic understanding of trauma-informed care.

Webinar # 7: Lessons Learnt on the Development and Strengthening of Foster Care Systems


This webinar explores lessons learned in the development and strengthening of foster care systems in a number of countries and contexts, including emerging foster care systems in Bulgaria, Uganda, Cambodia, and Bangladesh as well as the more established foster care system in the UK, with a view to examining challenges and successes in implementation. 

Webinar #8: Transitioning Residential Care Services


This webinar showcased learning around the transition of residential care services, and the recently released Transition Framework; an interactive, digital open-source framework designed to provide a road map for the transition of residential care services, promote evidence-based practice and link organizations undergoing transition with resources, and localized, contextually relevant technical support and expertise.

Webinar #9: The Legal Framework of Orphanage Trafficking - Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda


This webinar presents the findings from the stage one analysis of a multi-country, multi-stage research project on the legal, policy and procedural frameworks of orphanage trafficking. It also featured presentations on the situation of orphanage trafficking from in-country investigators and experts.

Webinar #10: Catholics Advancing Family Care Around the World


This webinar was co-hosted with the Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) initiative and was an opportunity to lift up how the Catholic Church is advancing safe and nurturing family care for children around the world. 


Webinar #11: Advancing the Care Reform Agenda Using the Systems Strengthening Approach


The objective of this webinar was to present the CPSS approach, and reflect on how this approach, and especially the seven intermediate outcomes of CPSS are relevant to the care reform agenda.

Webinar #12: Early Institutionalization Intervention Impact


This webinar was hosted by the Evidence for Impact Working Group of the Transforming Children’s Care Collaborative  and examined the Early Institutionalization Intervention Impact Project in Brazil.

Webinar #13: Learning from Participatory Research with Careleavers: Experiences from Latin America and Australia


This webinar introduced different approaches used to engage individuals with lived experience of alternative care in research efforts.

Webinar #14: Foster Care for Children on the Move: The Gambia Experience


This webinar presented the best practices learnt in the implementation of the foster care system as an alternative to limited child care institutions for children on the move in The Gambia.

Spotlight Series on Foster Care Practice

The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform hosted this spotlight series on Foster Care Practice.


Webinar #1 – Introduction to Foster Care


The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the first spotlight webinar series on foster care practice on 7 April 2022.

Webinar #2 – Identifying Foster Carers


The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the second spotlight webinar series on identifying foster carers on 5 May 2022.

Webinar #3 – Safety & Protection in Foster Care


The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the third spotlight webinar series on safety and protection in Foster Care  on 2 June 2022.

Webinar #4 - On the Same Team - Parents and Foster Carers Working Together


The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the fourth webinar in the spotlight series on parents and foster carers working together on 18 August 2022.

Webinar #5 - Participation of Children and Young People with Lived Experience of Foster Care in Decisions that Affect Them


The webinar explored participation in foster care with particular focus on individual decision making for children and young people. We heard from people with lived experience of foster care in different contexts, including Uganda, Ireland and Argentina.