Forster children – next generation

The project “Foster children – next generation” aims to improve the conditions under which foster children grow up in Switzerland on a long-term basis. For the first time, the project will use national studies to comprehensively analyse the situation of foster children. Through this, the characteristics important for foster children to have a successful career should be determined.

The preliminary interim results are continuously reflected with practice. Dialogue events are held for this purpose.

In a final phase of the project, conclusions will be drawn from research and dialogue with practice, and a follow-up project will be launched to help improve the situation of foster children in Switzerland.

The project will be led by the Palatin Foundation and executed together with the following professional organisations: PACH (Pflege- und Adoptivkinder Schweiz) and INTEGRAS (Fachverband für Sozial- und Sonderpädagogik), SODK (Konferenz der kantonalen Sozialdirektoreninnen und Sozialdirektoren), BSV (Bundesamt für Sozialversicherungen), KOKES (Konferenz für Kinder und Erwachsenenschutz), as well as other project partners. Prof. Dr. Klaus Wolf, of the University of Siegen, a leading German research university, will support the project as scientific advisor.

The project started in 2019 and will run until 2026 with an option to extend it until 2028.

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