Spotlight on key tools
Procedure and Glossary
Final conference outcomes
The AudTrain Programme
AudTrain is a programme developed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States, which applies
AudTrain II updated the original AudTrain training materials for new auditors and trained a cohort of new auditors. It also developed a new train the trainer’s module and trained a cohort of new AudTrain trainers. At the final conference of the project, new and experienced AudTrain auditors discussed the use and development of the method, the experience of bringing it into regular use on the national level, and its impact on children’s lives.
The final conference also launched the AudTrain Advocacy Tool. This publication establishes key lines of argument for a system based and
The initial development of the AudTrain system-based auditing of child welfare facilities and an accompanying training programme was inspired by a Ministerial Forum held in Oslo in 2005. The follow-up work was developed under the auspices of the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family with the support of the Hordaland County Governor based on the child welfare laws, regulations and practice of Norway as well as international standards. It was subsequently piloted and tested in a series of training courses and was reviewed by leading experts in the region.
The Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat (CBSS) Expert Group on Children at Risk formally established the AudTrain programme in 2011 with the AudTrain I project. In 2015 the CBSS launched AudTrain II, which commissioned an update of the training manual and the development of a train the trainers’ module. The CBSS coordinated AudTrain II in collaboration with the project partners: SOS Children’s Villages in Lithuania, SOS Children’s Villages Association of Estonia and the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia as well as SOS Children’s Villages of Croatia. The project was co-funded by the European Union.