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					                   „Before and before the after”


  CHILD ADMISSION AND LEAVING CARE
 AS THE KEY PROCESSES OF PROVIDING
     QUALITY IN ALTERNATIVE CARE
 EXPERIENCES OF FAMILY- BASED CARE PROGRAMMES
         IN SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES POLAND

TOMASZ SAJ, JERZY LEZIAK           SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES POLAND

        QUALITY IN ALTERNATIVE CARE. PRAGUE 4 - 6.04.2011
                             Programmes
                  of SOS CV Poland in 2011

45 SOS families                 Karlino
in 4 SOS
Children’s
Villages                        Siedlce

4 Youth care
programmes                       Lublin

3 Short-term
placements                      Kraśnik

4 FSP
programmes
                                Biłgoraj
(10 FSP
facilities)
                                Ustroń


3 SOS
kindergartens
                               SOS CV POLAND
                     CHILD ADMISSION - FIGURES




Ø About 800 children have been admited to SOS 
  family-based care programmes in Poland since 
  1984 till 2010

Ø About 100 new children will be admited to SOS 
  family-based care programmes till 2016 (according 
  to plan)
               Child admision to SOS families in
               Poland – former experiences


v Admission children without sufficient information about 
  their status (life history, family situation, state of 
  development, needs) 
v Admission children without their acceptance 
  and approval their relatives
v Admission children with serious disabilities 
  (mental and physical)
v Admission children with serious behavioral disorders
v Admission children without cooperation with their 
  parents or relatives
v Admission children under different kind of preasure  
                   Child admision to SOS families in
                        Poland – former experiences



vSome facts of involving children and their family of 
 origin members in making decision and admission 
 process
vOne's own initiative of parents or other relatives 
 to entrust their child to the SOS family
vRunning effective support for admitted children 
 in SOS families despite of difficulties and disorders 
 in the admission process   
ADMISSION CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES

         EXPERIENCES OF POLISH SOS
       FAMILY- BASED CARE PROGRAMMES


 BASED ON NATIONAL CHILD ADMISSION CONCEPT
     We are able to admit to SOS families
those children for whom this form of alternative 
    care has been chosen as the most fitting, 
        according to their individual needs, 
     life situation and social background.
                          SOS families are able to admit


§ Children under 10 without any serious physical 
  or mental disabilities. Older children can be admitted 
  according to the rule of keeping siblings together. 
  In justified cases children over 16 years old can be
  admitted directly to the youth care programmes.

§ Children whose parents have been deprived of their 
  parental rights or have limited parental rights

§ Children that stayed before in different form of 
  alternative care (informal and formal) or that come 
  directly from their families of origin
                        SOS families are able to admit



§ Children whose history, needs, family situation and 
  background have been carefully examined

§ Children from locations nearby this SOS FBC 
  Programmes they are to be admitted to (local 
  district, voivodeship, neighbouring voivodeships) 
                                    Admission rules


§ Parents/care-givers approve of the SOS family 
  as a future environment for their child and if possible 
  they participate in the admission process
§ A child accepts the fact of his/her transition to the 
  SOS family
§ Decision about child’s admission is taken by the 
  SOS Programme Committee, based on decission
  of the future caregiver (SOS mother/parents)
                                    Admission rules

§ SOS FBC Programme Committee members, 
  in particular future SOS caregivers have reliable 
  information about the child, his/her history 
  and the background
§ Formal admission to the SOS family is based on the 
  decision of a Family Court and declaration 
  of District Centre for Family Support / City Centre for 
  Family Support
§ Siblings are admitted to the same SOS family and 
  they grow up together. Children are separated only 
  in very special situations 
                                               Admission rules


   The above rules do not apply if there is a court 
   decision to place a child in a family-based care 
   programme with immediate effect or in the situation 
   when a child is a victim of any kind of external 
   violence connected with his/her environment 
   or if a child’s life or health are in danger.* 

  ( Ordinance of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of 19.10.2007 on
  care-giving and educational facilities §15 and §18)
                                    Admission procedure


qDeveloping of annual child admission plan

  SOS FBC programme director knows about the number of children that 
  can be placed in each SOS family in current year          Annual child 
  admission plan


qSearching for the children in need, who can be
 admitted to SOS families (children for whom
 SOS family is the most fitting place to take care
 of them) Social worker has some proposals of children that can be 
  admitted to the SOS families          A proposed list of children to be 
  admitted
                                   Admission procedure


q Preparation of future caregivers (SOS
 mother/parents), the child and his/her parents
 concerning the decision process
     
    A. Preparation for the decision of caregiver
       (SOS mother/parents)

     SOS mother/parent has agreement to accept a specific child/children
             Decision of SOS mother/parents about admission of a child 
     - memo of the discussion
     Written description of a child and his/her needs-identification 
     of SOS family that might potentially best satisfy the needs  
                                   Admission procedure

  B. Support for a child and its family of origin
     in the decision-making process

 A child and his/her parents accept the fact that the child will be placed 
 in a village family         Declaration of approval of a child’s placement with 
 a village family - memo of the discussion


qMaking decision about admission of a child
 to SOS family

 SOS Programme Committee makes a decision (based on SOS
 mother/parents decision)          Decision of the SOS Programme 
 Committee about the child’s admission- protocol 
                                       Admission procedure


qAdmission of a child to the SOS family

 Child belongs to the SOS family          The child becomes a member 
 of a specific SOS family and the fact of admission is a positive experience 
 for the child.Parents sign rules of contacts and pledge to adhere to them. 


qStart of IDP process
  
 Developing of Individual Developing Plan for a child                                        
 Developed Individual Developing Plan
                                      Child admission process 
              Positive factors                               Negative factors
• Contact and cooperation with child          •   Lack of contact with child and his/her
     and his/her family of origin
                                                    family before potential admission
• Extensive knowledge about the child 
     (status of the family of origin,         •   Lack of information or deficient information 
     background, strengths, weak points)          about the child (life history, family 
• Making decision and admission                   situation, state of development, needs)
     is a team work                           •   Individual efforts according decission 
• Proper selection of an individual               making and admission
     caregiver and the alternative care       •   Accidental selection of care giver 
     program (e.g.SOS family)                     and an alternative care programme 
• Planning and making preparation                 as well 
      for admission of a new child/children   •   Unprepared admission/admission under 
• Good cooperation with external                  pressure (time,external stakeholders, 
     stakeholders                                 superiors etc.)
• Immediate start with IDP process            •   Lack of cooperation with external 
                                                  stakeholders 
                                              •   Delay of IDP process
                      
                        Indicators of proper admission


ü High measures of capacity utilization of alternative care 
  programmes (SOS FBC programmes)
ü Positive results of a child admission plan evaluation
ü Smooth transitions children to the youth care 
  programmes
ü Correct age balance of children in alternative care 
  programmes (SOS FBC programmes)
ü Proper planning an occupational career of care givers 
  (SOS mothers/parents)
ü Continuation of cooperation with the child’s family 
  of origin members
ü Good relationships with other child-focused organisations
                        „Before”- making decission
                               and child admission
o Responsibility to admit only those children 
  to whom we are able to offer support appropriate 
  to their individual and specific needs
o Good start for the very intensive time of child’s 
  development in an alternative care programmes, 
  based on IDP process.  
o Cooperation and Partnership with the family 
  of origin  
o Effectiveness in gaining successful independence 
o Efficiency in managing of own resources 
  by alternative care programmes (human, material, 
  financial, etc.)
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