In September 2015 the CBSS launched the AudTrain II project, which is reviving the AudTrain System Based Audit of Alternative Care For Children. This new project aims to increase the capacity and skills among professionals who audit and monitor the situation for children in alternative care. It also aims to enhance children’s rights to be heard, to be safe and secure and to be supported in their development while in residential care.
Courtesy of a grant from the European Commission, AudTrain will update the training materials and use them to train new auditors. A module to educate AudTrain trainers will be developed and new trainers will be trained. The project will also develop a monitoring tool based on international standards and arrange an advocacy conference.
The Children’s Unit of the Council of the Baltic Sea States is the lead partner for the project, alongside project partners SOS Children’s Villages, Lithuania, SOS Children’s Villages Association of Estonia, and the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia, with SOS Children’s Villages of Croatia as an associate partner. Both Anniki Lai from Estonia and Eric Backer-Røed from Norway, experts from the first AudTrain project, in consultation from the project partners and others, will formulate and deliver the training modules.
For more information and to express interest in taking part in a training, please contact the Children’s Unit.