A World Forum Initiative
The Working Group For the Rights of Children in Children’s Homes (RCCH) was launched at the 2009 World Forum on Early Care and Education in Belfast.
The Working Group represents 10 countries who work in institutions. These representatives are from El Salvador, Ecuador, Singapore, Nicaragua, France, Hungary, Belize, México, Indonesia, and the USA.
The group was formed with the belief that all children should have the benefit of being raised by their birth parents. Yet, that is not always viable due to death of a parent or parents, abandonment, illness, abuse, natural disasters, and war. It is paramount that each country be ready to provide children the best care if their fate is to lose their family and they are placed in a group care setting through no fault of their own.
The Working Group wants institutions to be successful in caring for these children by providing them with support and ongoing trainings.