Open for Registration: Mass Open Online Course on Children on the Move

Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children

Starts: May 27

Duration: 6 weeks

Weekly study: 4 hours

Cost: free

This course specifically focuses on the importance of considering unaccompanied and separated children and young people on the move and, their rights, circumstances and wishes.

This free online course is designed to engage with and, address gaps in the knowledge, skills and capacities of, front line workers, volunteers, policy makers and others who have a responsibility and interest in protecting and promoting appropriate care for unaccompanied and separated children on the move.

The course, which lasts six weeks and is available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic, uses a combination of written and video content, with examples of real-life circumstances and promising practice in Mexico, Ethiopia and Sicily, and a fictionalised story to take learners through the application of the new learning they acquire as the course unfolds.

The dynamic course content is informed by the expertise and first-hand experience of professionals, volunteers and academics, such as HARVARD and the UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, and from a host of leading international organisations and institutions.  

This course is the result of a multi-agencies collaboration co-led by IFRC and to which a number of NS have contributed with guidance and expertise.