Caring for Families on the Move

Terre des hommes
ChildHub Academy

Heightened vulnerabilities are associated with the increased movement of children and families across Europe, and there are many complex challenges for professionals and NGOs in supporting these families from diverse cultural backgrounds with a variety of needs.

This e-learning module has been designed to support professionals and students to have a deeper understanding of the challenging policy and practical environments in which social workers and NGO staff operate. 

This self-paced course is interactive, and it gives the opportunity to follow Ali and his family during their journey from Syria across Europe via the map, to hear the voices of the family members, and to reflect on their needs and experiences.

There are tasks to do along the way and links to research, information and policy, suggested relevant theory, practice and ethical issues for consideration and reflection, overall the e-learning package highlights key areas for deliberation, which may also be pertinent to different situations, individuals and countries.

This course is designed for those who are interested to increase knowledge and reflect on:

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

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from ChildHub.

 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 training 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 available to use as a "standalone" resource for universities and organisations 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 Erasmus project.

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Self paced
Social inclusion of migrants

This project is funded by: