Working Together: Team Fostering and Moroccan Children's Trust

16 November 2017

Moroccan Children's Trust is an NGO that’s well on its way to starting a foster care programme.

Working in partnership with UNICEF and the Moroccan Government, their aim is to place children aged between 6 and 14 with families as an alternative to being placed in institutional care. They recently approached Team Fostering to ask if they could visit us and see how we work. We were extremely happy to oblige and looked forward to building a friendship with the team. In August this year they visited our East Midlands office to meet with the team.

Here’s what they said about the visit:

“Chris and I just had a fantastic morning at the Nottingham office of Team Fostering. The team were so helpful and ready to advise us on our big adventure! I think we will really be able to learn from their systems and they were incredibly helpful in giving us a series of templates and document examples. We met their education programme manager and I was really impressed by the education and activities programme… such a good way to stay child focused and help children to develop in those key areas like self-esteem which will help them to succeed. I was inspired by training for foster carers and have got quite a lot to be working with in developing our training programme. Jubilee and the team were incredibly welcoming and we even got flapjack made by a couple of kids whilst their carer was in a meeting!”

 

Following their visit one of the Team Fostering Directors, Walter Young, visited Morocco Children's Trust and the Association Fondation Amance Pour la Protection de l’Enfance (a local child protection charity) in Touradent. Working for the charity SFAC, he and his colleague Mick Pease provided training to local social workers in a wide range of subjects, including the effects of institutionalisation on children, attachment, trauma, assessing foster carers, supervision, support and matching.

Walter said:

 “It was a real privilege to be able to work with them. The project is in its early stages at the moment, but I really believe they’re playing an important role in bringing about family-based care in Morocco."

 

At Team Fostering we love building relationships with like-minded organisations and individuals who share our mission of putting children's futures first, and would like to thank Morocco Children's Trust for working with us on this. 

 

For more information on the work that they do, you can visit their website here.