From March 16-17, 2018, ISS participated in the 3rd Biennial International Conference on Evolving Trends in Alternative Care for Children in South Asia, organised by Udayan care in partnership with UNICEF and Hope and Homes for Children, among others.
The event took place at Amity University in Delhi and gathered over 200 participants (non-governmental and governmental) from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Presentations and parallel workshops focused especially on family strengthening, gatekeeping mechanisms and providing quality alternatives to the institutionalisation of children deprived of parental care. ISS contributed with a presentation on how to provide Sustainable Quality Solutions for Children on the Move (COM), based on the Alternative Care Guidelines, ISS Manual on Children on the Move as well as its work to develop a MOOC4COM. A detailed report on the conference will be available in due course on the BICON's website.