Foster Care Awareness in Various Districts of KarnatakaSubmitted by bosconrd on Mar 10, 2018 Foster Care Project, BOSCO Bangalore, organized awareness programmes for BBMP daily wagers and Asha workers of Bangalore, Anekal taluk and Ramohalli respectively from March 01-05, 2018. Information was given on BOSCO and its activities, Child Rights and Child Protection Mechanisms and Emergency helpline – CHILDLINE 1098. The facilitators explained about the concept of foster care, the difference between foster care and adoption, eligibility of foster parents, different types of placements (individual and group placements), age group of children, time frame for placements and basic understanding of foster parenting skills.
The facilitators also provided detailed information about the documents required, legal procedures, time frame for the placement of the child and about competent authorities involved in placement. Eighteen BBMP daily wagers from Shantinagar, Bangalore, fifty-three Asha workers from Anekal taluk and nine Asha workers from Ramohalli participated in the awareness programs.