Prospective Foster Parents Meeting at BOSCO ManeSubmitted by bosconrd on Apr 25, 2017
Foster Care Program, BOSCO, Bangalore, organized a meeting for Prospective Foster Parents at Bosco Mane, Chamarajpet, Bangalore on April 23, 2017. Initiating the discussion, Shivamallu, Coordinator, Foster Care, shared the importance of foster parenting, and highlighted the program topics for the day. Mallikarjuna, Social Mobilizer, Foster Care Program shared about BOSCO and its intervention for the welfare of children. He also spoke about child rights and application of child rights in the context of foster care.
Parents were made aware of the concept of foster care, need for foster care, importance of family care for children and impact of institutional care on children, legal support for foster care, different types of foster care placements, such as Kinship Placement, Individual Placement and Group Foster Care, time frame for placements, eligibility to become a foster parent, procedures involved in foster parenting, required documents, etc. during the meeting. Twenty nine parents attended the meeting.