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OPU project to support host care for foreigners kids without families in the Czech Republic

Since September 2019, we have been implementing a two and a half year lasting project funded by EU funds to support host care for foreigners kids without families in the Czech Republic.
The aim of the project is to put the host care into common practice and to compare its functioning to foster care. Although it is not directly a substitute family care, it is the only currently practiced form of children’s stay in the family and for this reason we have focused on improving its functioning.
The project will initially identify those interested in hosting who will be trained. Once the hosts are approved by the social authority and the institutional facility, they will be paired with a suitable kid and subsequently provided with support in the form of counseling, interpretation and self-help meetings. The functioning of the hosts will then be evaluated to further improve the quality of care provided.