Care for Children has been working in China for 18 years. Our team created the first set of local training materials and even pioneered many of the Chinese terms for family placement concepts. Now, family-based care is a nationally recognised practice and the Chinese government launched the latest official National Regulations on family placement rules and procedures in 2014. New legislation was historically passed in 2015 guaranteeing the rights of abandoned children and helping them to integrate into families and society.
After a successful national rollout, our China project entered the third stage in Care for Children's project methodology: 'Preparation for Independence'. Having raised the profile of Care for Children and knowledge and awareness of family placement, the next challenge is to build robust models of best practice that will serve as beacons for the nation. The five cities we plan to work with moving forward are Nanning, Chengdu, Xining, Kunming and Yinchuan, all of which we have worked with for over 10 years!
Care for Children's founder Robert Glover holds a China expert permit, in his capacity as advisor to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
The map below shows where our Head Offices are located and what provinces our Project Partnerships are in.
|Government partner||China Social Work Association (Ministry of Civil Affairs)|
|Location||5 beacon cities|
|Total Orphanages trained||254|
|Orphans in families (Direct 2015)||1,200|
|Orphans in families (Indirect total)||300,000|
|Offices||Beijing, Shanghai, Deyang|
|Country Manager||Sun Yuan Jie (Shanghai)|
|Training Manager||Emma Zhang (Beijing)|