Provide a Secure Base for children

We need funding to provide specialised training for foster parents, social workers, and practitioners across Ukraine, so children in care have the supportive relationships and environment they need to thrive.

To improve the lives and opportunities of orphans we need to support foster parents, because every child needs a caring family. Preparation, training and ongoing support for foster parents is identified as one of the greatest needs in Ukraine’s current orphan care, where too many children are still raised in institutions.

Partnering to provide solutions

Our aim is to equip specialists across Ukraine in the globally recognised Providing a Secure Base model of care, so they can train and support foster parents. We invited Dr Mary Beek of the University of East Anglia, the model’s co-author, to lead the introduction and adaptation for Ukraine, and will take this further to improve care for children.

“The Secure Base model provides a positive framework for therapeutic caregiving which helps infants, children and young people to move towards greater security and builds resilience.” – University of East Anglia

We are partnering with the International Leadership and Development Centre to:

  1. Develop a training curriculum for foster and adoptive parents based on the Secure Base model
  2. Form a team of trainers who will conduct training on the Secure Base model for foster and adoptive parents
  3. Conduct training in the Secure Base model for foster parents in the regions of Ukraine
  4. Present the Secure Base model to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine to raise awareness and promote national use


What you can do

You can fund a regional training for foster parents, where newly qualified trainers receive expert support and feedback, and are equipped to provide ongoing training in best practice within their region.

Each regional training costs €400 to deliver at a high standard, with a focus on applying the model to the foster parenting experience and adopting new practices. This includes training materials, hosting costs and expert support from either Kiev or Lviv. We will send a report and photos of the event to show the difference you have made.

To be a part of Providing a Secure Base for children in care, contact us today!

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