Peer Review in Italy: Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care

This review demonstrates the importance of a holistic and integrated approach to evaluation, planning and intervention with families

Italy’s Programme of Intervention to Prevent Institutionalisation (P.I.P.P.I.) is a blend of evidence-based research and action to prevent children being taken into care. P.I.P.P.I. focuses on families that face multiple, complex difficulties.

It gathers the views of parents, children and concerned professionals; then, placing the child at the centre, it designs a plan to help the family and sets up an interdisciplinary team to implement it. An online system allows the workings of the plan to be monitored modified, if need be.

Eurochild attended and contributed to this peer review in Italy back in December. Eurochild was represented by Maria Dantcheva from SOS Children’s Villages and Caroline Vink from the Netherlands Youth Institute.

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