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Foster care center Domov a rodina ( Home and family ) performs its activities by delegation to pursue social and legal protection of children and registration of social activating services for families with children..

Provision of social and legal protection of children

Mission:

The mission is primarily a long-term and effective support of foster family and children in foster care, who can not currently or in the long term grow up in their own family.

Targets:

The main target of the center is to help shape conditions for a healthy development of the children in fostern families through meetings, counselings and education. The goal is also to expand activites to families that are interested in foster care and also to families with children that find themselves in a difficult social situation.

Specification of the target group:

  1. a) Foster families

Under an agreement on performance of foster care we accompany foster parents and provide professional support for dealing with specific situations and problems regarding foster care. We also give the foster parents a chance to increase their competence in educational and parental skills.

  1. b) Persons close to the foster family and participating in education of the foster child

Persons close to the foster parent and foster child living in the same household are also participating in raising the entrusted child. It can for example be husband, wife, partner or foster parents’ own children. These people are also provided a professional aid for dealing with specific situations and problems regarding foster care. We also give them a chance to increase their competence in educational and parental skills.

  1. c) Candidates for foster care

To people interested in foster care we provide information about foster care, preparation of foster parents, accepting of the child and performace of the foster care. Through center’s services we offer a chance to expand their knowledge and skills regarding educational and parental competence.