Category: Newspapers

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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Government unveils Child Protection Act

The government this morning unveiled its final draft of the Children’s Protection Act,  initiating a six-week public consultation after securing the Cabinet’s approval Family Minister Michael Falzon said that following a long period of discussion, the government would now be publishing the law and launching a process of consultation, urging the public to have its […]

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L-1 ta’ Ġunju – Jum il-Ħarsien tat-Tfal – Stqarrija għall-Istampa

L-Assoċjazzjoni Nazzjonali Maltija tal-Foster Care tixtieq tqajjem kuxjenza dwar il-fatt li f’pajjiżna hawn tfal li qed ikunu mċaħħda mid-drittijiet fundamentali tagħhom. Fost dawn insibu tfal li: 1. Mhux qed jingħataw l-opportunità jkunu addottati u jgħixu ġo familja li tirrispettahom wara li jkunu sofrew abbuż mill-familja bijoloġika tagħhom. 2. Twieldu Malta u qed jgħixu ma’ foster […]

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“Irid ikollna kuraġġ u rieda li niffaċilitaw adozzjoni ta’ tfal minn Malta stess”- Il-Ministru M. Falzon

inews.org, Mar 04, 2018 08:25 – Miktub minn Victor Vella “Naħseb li jrid ikollna l-kuraġġ u r-rieda illi nibdew inħarsu lejn il-possibilità li niffaċilitaw adozzonijiet minn pajjiżna stess. Dan fid-dawl tan-numru ta’ tfal li għandna taħt ordni ta’ ħarsien f’pajjiżna, illi jaqbeż l-400 tifel u tifla, u li minnhom jista jkun illi jkun hemm tfal eleġibbli […]

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Out-of-home children ‘must have rights as individuals’ – Lecturer says they cannot be seen as their parents’ ‘possession’

  The Times Of Malta – Monday, February 26, 2018, 16:25 by Sarah Carabott Malta can stop treating children in out-of-home care as a parental possession and, consequently, only partly safeguarding their rights, university lecturer Daniella Zerafa thinks. “As we implement new legislation meant to protect children in out-of-home care, we need to ask whether, […]

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