Caring for Families on the Move

Start date: 
10 Oct 2018

A resource for professionals and students

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 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 tranit 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.

The project ran between 2015 and 2018 and identified five core modules for which we developed trainign and educator materials to provide consistency of content, improving quality of teaching and assessment, enhance student learning and development, and ultimately improving outcomes for children. Further information on the intellectual outputs is available via this link.

This e-learning module builds on the knowledge and is again the product of a collaborative process between the project partners and is avaialble to use as a "standalone" resource for universities and organisaitons across the world. This resource poses questions and provides brief prompt answers which are a result of the collaborative knowledge from social work practitioners and academics across the 10 organisations of this Erasmujs project.

Type of learning: 
Self paced
Social inclusion of migrants

This project is funded by: