Coram International delivers virtual training
Coram International has just completed the first set of a series of virtual training and coaching sessions on protecting children affected by migration in Kazakhstan. Participants included social workers, lawyers, psychologists and pedagogues from NGOs, the Centres of Adaptation of Minors, the Centre for the Support of Children in Difficult Life Situations and the Department of Education, from Nur Sultan City, Almaty City, Shymkent City and Turkestan Region.
The training sessions placed particular emphasis on how to deliver child-centred, integrated services to meet each child’s needs. They also addressed practical challenges and shared best practice.
The trainings were delivered as part of a consultancy with UNICEF Kazakhstan to provide technical expertise to national partners, on the implementation of a new model for providing protective services to children affected by migration. This new model seeks to develop statutory child protection services, and provide children with an ‘independent supporter’ to help the child understand and participate in decision-making processes.
The overall purpose of the model protective services is to ensure that children affected by migration in Kazakhstan are effectively protected and that their rights as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are progressively realized.