What we achieved
- Comparison accross Europe
Different legal systems accross Europe are collected and compared through questionnaires and the report is presented at a seminar around the topic in Milano Nov.2015.
Different definitions and concepts (legal, social and emotional) are collected, discussed and described in a factsheet that can be downloaded here.
Work in progress
- Research and good practise models are studied in the group and presented in Linao and will also be presented at the seminar about co-parenting in Lille in Dec. 2016 where innovative models and research are being presented.
- Recommendations about best practises and methods will be laid down in a paper and working group members will actively contribute to introduce these in other countries.
Research about how children cope with multiple parents, what helps them and what challenges they are facing is collected and comparisons made. Outcomes of findings will be published here.
Accross Europe foster- and family care support services are developing working methods to assist all stakeholders to work together in the best interest of the child. Methods like Social Network Strategic working, Co-parenting support, Family Group Conferences and other methods will be described, discussed and presented here.
Accross Europe different legislative structures lead to different ways through which the legal position of parents, foster care and adoption are organised. These systems are compared and lead to recommendations on how the best interest of children can be best served.