Between 2014-2016, Coram International will design, develop and pilot training of professionals across 10 EU member states from justice, residential care and detention centre settings on child rights and child-friendly communication skills. We are coordinating a network of 11 in-country partners and the project will result in the production of training modules and resources which can be replicated widely across the EU. During the two years, training modules has been delivered by key experts to 920 professionals across the 10 countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom). The piloted, evaluated and refined training will be made available through a web platform providing e-learning tools, certification and a guide for professionals on how to integrate the training into existing systems.
Coram International conducted a pilot research project in partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The research explored how law, as well as knowledge and perceptions of law, can create barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services. The research was qualitative and highly participatory, involving interviews and focus group discussions with children and young people in four different jurisdictions around the world: England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Senegal and El Salvador. The findings from this research informed a report providing recommendations on how the legal system and awareness or knowledge of the legal framework can affect access to sexual and reproductive health services, as well as recommendations for how International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Member Associations can structure their programming to overcome these barriers.