The Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS) is comprised of a team of professionals in child protection and alternative care based in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. CELCIS is a non-governmental agency that works across Scotland and internationally, supporting policy and practice for those who work with and on behalf of children at risk of losing parental care, are in alternative care, and those who have left care. Being based in this University means the CELCIS team also has access to the infrastructure of a large teaching institution, including colleagues in the School of Education and School of Social Work & Social Policy.

FICE International

FICE International (International Federation of Educative Communities) was founded in 1948 under the patronage of UNESCO with a vision to create a global network with an aim to support actions and all those working with children and young people in out-of-home care, children at risk and children with special needs. Based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, all the activities of FICE International respect the personality, interests and needs of the child or the young person. FICE maintains contacts with UNESCO, UNICEF, Council of Europe and ECOSOC. It is also a member of Child Rights Connect, as well as of ENSACT. FICE national sections are present in more than 30 countries around the globe. Their work focuses on conducting scientific studies and research; organizing training courses and seminars aimed to foster continuous education of child care professionals; as well as on promoting the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices between all relevant stakeholders at national, regional and international level.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

The mission of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance is to promote the knowledge and evidence, resources and tools, and political will and action needed to address key social service workforce challenges, especially within low- to middle-income countries.

Hope and Homes for Children

Hope and Homes for Children is a global leader in child protection system reform and the transition from institutional care to family and community based care. HHC’s model of change is recognised as best practice by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and national partners. For over 20 years we have helped transform child protection systems through pioneering deinstitutionalisation, working directly with children, parents and carers, helping to strengthen the capacity of thenational social workforce and supporting advocacy efforts in 25 countries.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is an international organisation headquartered in Geneva on the basis of a status agreement executed with the Swiss Federal Council.  The Federation serves the world’s largest humanitarian network of 190 National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and over 17 million volunteers that act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. The Federation’s objective is to "inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by the National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and the promotion of peace in the world.

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

The IFSW is a global organisation striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the promotion of social work, best practice models and the facilitation of international cooperation. IFSW supports its 116 country members by providing a global voice for the profession. It has been granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. or contact our representative Pascal Rudin on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

International Social Service

International Social Service (ISS) is an international NGO founded in 1924 assisting children and families confronted with complex social problems as a result of migration. Thanks to its presence in more than 120 countries, ISS is a global actor promoting child protection and welfare. In addition to its work on the ground, ISS undertakes training projects, awareness raising and advocacy work in an effort to better respect children's rights. ISS supports and helps approximately 75,000 families in the world each year. ISS has a dedicated research division to alternative care and adoption, based at the General Secretariat referred to as the International Reference Centre for Children Deprived of their Families. or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


RELAF is a non-governmental organization working to ensure that all children currently living in orphanages, with some of their rights denied, are able to grow with a family that provides them with the love, care, and stability they need. We promote and support all efforts by governments and NGOs aimed at fulfilling the right to family life of every child and adolescent in Latin America & Caribbean. RELAF works towards the deinstitutionalization of child care, the promotion of foster care, as well as the prevention of separation of children and adolescents from their families and communities.

SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages is a non-governmental and non-denominational child-focused organisation that provides direct services in the areas of care, education and health for children at risk of losing, or who have already lost, parental care. The organisation also builds the capacity of the children’s caregivers, their families and communities to provide quality care. Finally, SOS Children’s Villages also advocates for the rights of children without parental care. Founded in 1949, it operates in the spirit of the UN CRC and the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in over 130 countries.


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to. your social media marketing partner