Fairstart offers free online training programmes for caregivers and leaders at children’s institutions or other group care settings and foster care parents. The programmes consist of 13-15 training sessions that include all basic aspects of quality care for children, illustrated through text and video. The programmes teach caregivers how to improve child development and well being, how to cope with traumatized children, how to handle many children per adult and much more. Furthermore, participants train collaborative competences between leaders and staff, between foster parents and authorities and biological parents.
Geert Jorgensen is a child rights expert based in Denmark, working as an independent consultant developing social services and offering assistance in strategic planning, organisational development and counseling for managements and boards. Geert Jorgensen was previously the Managing Director of LOS, which mostly gathers group homes and residential homes for children and youth and special schools.
The Joint Council for Child Issues is a Danish umbrella organisation that actively takes part in the political debate on child poverty through the publishing of relevant information and commenting on proposals for new legislation. Its vision is a Denmark without child poverty, “a Denmark where children’s right of participation, self-determination, health, development and security is a reality.