Category: Newspapers

15 children placed in alternative care in 2020

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 […]

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An article in the Times of Malta about The trauma of reconnecting children with biological parents after several years

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 […]

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Minor Protection Act 2019

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, […]

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NFCAM and another 12 children’s organisations unite to speak with one voice

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.

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Stqarrija mill-Assoċjazzjoni Nazzjonali Maltija tal-Foster Care fl-okkażjoni tal-1 ta’ Ġunju – Il-Jum Internazzjonali tal-Protezzjoni tat-Tfal

Stqarrija mill-Assoċjazzjoni Nazzjonali Maltija tal-Foster Care fl-okkażjoni tal-1 ta’ Ġunju – Il-Jum Internazzjonali tal-Protezzjoni tat-Tfal Fl-okkażjoni tal-Jum Internazzjonali tal-Protezzjoni tat-Tfal, l-Assoċjazzjoni Nazzjonali Maltija tal-Foster Care (NFCAM) tfakkar u tenfasizza l-importanza li t-tfal jitrabbew u jikbru fl-imħabba ta’ familja li tgħożżhom u tirrispettahom għaliex din tagħtihom is-sigurtà u l-istabbiltà neċessarji biex jiżviluppaw il-ħiliet sħaħ tagħhom. Dan […]

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Presentation at the Malta Book Festival of three new books for children on foster care published by NFCAM

A presentation by authors Stephen Lughermo, Diane Farrugia, Sandra Hili Vassallo and Daniela Demicoli and illustrator Chris Cardona at the National Book Festival on Saturday, 10th November 2018 at 11.00 am. These books are aimed at children aged 5 to 10. The stories are about 3 special characters, Orsu, Jacob and Luke, who found love […]

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Proposed child protection bill could lead to a system breakdown, Salesians warn

Social workers could end up unable to cope, care commission says The proposed Child Protection Bill could pile additional pressure on social workers, risking a breakdown in the child protection system, the Salesians Care Commission is warning. The Commission of the Salesians of Don Bosco, with a long history in childcare, has submitted its feedback […]

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Reaction to Minor Protection Act by the President’s Foundation for Social Wellbeing

Minister should not choose all key players in child protection, President’s foundation says New law should aim to provide autonomy and transparency in child protection The President’s foundation has expressed disappointment that the Family Minister will continue to be involved in the selection of all key professionals in out-of-home care. Reacting to fresh Child Protection Act proposals, […]

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Trials and tribulations of foster carers – from initial contact to what happens after foster care

Paul Gatt and Daniella Zerafa have been married for 18 years and have fostered three children over the past six years. Their first child was four years old when she was fostered and has been with them for six years. A year and a half ago they wanted to foster another child and were told […]

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Laqgħa għall-Membri tan-NFCAM dwar L-Abbozz ta’ Liġi dwar il-Protezzjoni tal-Minuri (Ħarsien Alternattiv)

L-Assoċjazzjoni għaddejja bil-proċess li tevalwa l-Abbozz ta’ Liġi  dwar il-Protezzjoni tal-Minuri (Ħarsien Alternattiv) ippubblikat fl-14 ta’ Ġunju li għadda. Għal dan il-għan ser norganizzaw laqgħa għall-membri tan-NFCAM dwar dan l-abbozz sabiex jinġabar feedback mill-membri li mbagħad jintbagħat lill-Ministru. Il-proċess ta’ konsultazzjoni organizzat mill-Ministeru jiskadi fit-30 ta’ Lulju. Il-laqgħa se ssir il-Ġimgħa 13 ta’ Lulju fis-7.30pm, St. Patrick’s Salesian School, […]

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