Bil-fostering ħajti nbidlet mil-lejl għan-nhar. Dan intqal minn Giulio Aquilina, li għandu tmintax-il sena u erba’ snin ilu kien ġie fostered. Giulio spjega magħna kif huwa minn dejjem xtaq li jkun fostered, sabiex iħossu bħala parti minn familja. Qal li huwa kien jistħi u waqt konferenza quddiem mijiet ta’ persuni wassal biex qal xewqtu: “Imma […]Read more
Just as much as the fostering system is seen as a good gesture for children who end up being taken away from their families, so much more is still a stigma on those people who talk about these experiences. In fact, many go through negative experiences because they have simply been raised with fostered families. […]Read more
Taħriġ dwar fostering ibbażat fuq ‘My Backpack’ Is-Sibt filgħodu sar taħriġ għal persuni li jixtiequ jibdew jagħmlu fostering ta’ tfal bejn l-4 u t-12-il sena, bit-taħriġ jiffoka fuq il-programm ‘My Backpack’ li qed ikun applikat f’diversi pajjiżi Ewropej. Dan il-programm, li ġie ddiżinjat mis-Social Worker Bep van Sloten, joffri mekkaniżmu ta’ għajnuna għat-tfal biex fl-aħħar […]Read more
Training was held on Saturday morning for people who want to start fostering children between the ages of 4 and 12, with the training focusing on the ‘My Backpack’ program which is being applied in several European countries. This program, designed by Social Worker Bep van Sloten, offers a mechanism to help children ultimately […]Read more
15 children were removed from the family environment they were living in and placed into the care and custody of welfare services in 2020. A child went back to live with their biological family by the end of that same year, with the parents regaining full custody of the child. The information was tabled in […]Read more
The trauma of reconnecting children with biological parents after several years New contact after children went through ‘bereavement phase’ is problematic Sarah Carabott Foster parents are warning that recent efforts to reintroduce children to their biological parents after several years of no contact could be traumatic. Those who spoke to Times of Malta over the past […]Read more
L-Assoċjazzjoni Nazzjonali Maltija tal-Foster Care bi pjaċir tirrikonoxxi d-dħul fis-seħħ ta’ liġi ġdida (l-Att dwar il-Protezzjoni tat-Tfal (Ħarsien Alternattiv)) bl-għan li tipproteġi lill-minuri u li fost l-oħrajn tagħmilha possibbli li tfal li ma jistgħux jgħixu mal-ġenituri tagħhom jingħataw id-dritt ta’ placement permanenti mal-familji jew persuni li qed jieħdu ħsiebhom. Din il-liġi ssaħħaħ ukoll il-vuċi tat-tfal […]Read more
You can access the Monor Protection Act 2019 by clicking the links below. This Act will be replacing the Child Protection (Alternative Care) Act, Cap. 569, to provide for protection orders for minors, for alternative care and for suitable protection for those minors deprived of parental care or in the risk of being so deprived, […]Read more
Thirteen organisations working with children have united under one umbrella network to serve as a united voice for children and to ensure their rights are enshrined in the law.
Called the Malta Children’s Associations Network (MaltaCAN), this new platform was inspired by Eurochild president Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and is being set up to promote, foster and support children’s rights and child participatory mechanisms in Malta.