Online course: Family on the move

Date published: 
07 Nov 2018

The increased movement of children and families across Europe, the heightened vulnerabilities associated with this, and the variation in the response suggests the need for more consistent training for social workers and NGOs involved with migrant families.

This ChildHub Academy e-learning module has been designed to help you understand the challenging policy and practice environments in which social work practitioners and NGO workers increasingly find themselves when working with families in transit from a variety of countries with diverse cultural backgrounds and complex needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe international policy and practice frameworks relating to children on the move and the obligations they place on the member states
  • Describe the main elements of the asylum process and reflect upon the role of professionals within this system
  • Consider and appraise the practice issues faced by professionals whose role it is to assess and support families on the move
  • Understand and reflect upon the issues faced by families on the move
  • Analyse and appraise the challenges of transnational child protection work.

This e-learning module is part of a wider Erasmus+ funded project in which colleagues from Universities in Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Moldova, Romania, in partnership with Terre des hommes and the Universities of Kent and Stirling (UK), collaboratively developed child protection modules to sit within the qualifying social work programmes in each of the partner countries. It is avaialble to use as a "standalone" resource for universities and organisaitons across the world.

For more information and to enrol in this course please click here.

Target professionals: 
Health care
Non-governmental Organisation (NGO)
Cultural Mediator
NGO worker
Public Administration
Social Worker
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