"Love is the best way to ensure the full blossoming of the child."
"Creating a better world for children is an endless fight, but surely one of the most important."
“Our involvement [in training care professionals] is important for young people who come after us.”
“We've experienced what being in care means. Our first-hand knowledge is important to factor in.”
“The trainings helped professionals reconnect with their emotions. As a professional, you have to disconnect from your emotions. But the feedback we got through this training is that these professionals were able to reconnect with their emotions.”
Romana live sketched at the conference. You can see more of her illustrations in the project publications
and ministers from European countries and child rights organisations
spoke and participated as well.
Margaret Tuite, European Commission Coordinator for Rights of the Child, DG Justice:
“Someone from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, rightfully said, we can’t have rights of the child without investing in it. You have to do something about it. All member states have laws, guidelines, but they are just empty shells if there’s no investment.”
“[Training Professionals Working with Children in Care] is a great project. I think it’s a start. And one of the benefits is that the manual will be available and that people will have space to discuss this. It really is about involving children in every decision…”
Richard Pichler, Special Representative for External Affairs and Resources, SOS Children’s Villages International:
|“We need quality in child care. Quality care is the right of every child.”
“There are so many papers, so many documents, so many agreements, which are there already. It cannot just be that every five or seven years a new document is ratified, and then nothing happens. Why is this so? Because children do not have enough of a voice. It’s up to us to help them create this voice. We have to ‘walk the talk’… nothing else will change the picture.”
, Minister for the Family, France:
|“Children in care are the most affected by the quality of the social system; we must listen to them.”