Spanish Red Cross Region of Murcia will present next October 3 in Totana its family foster program in an informative session that will take place, starting at 20:00, in the premises of this NGO, located on Juan Carlos Avenue I, s / n;
which will inform and respond to questions that may arise about the figure of family foster care of minors supervised by the Regional Administration.
The mayor, Juan José Cánovas, the Councilor for Social Welfare, Javier Baños, the representative of the City Council in the Red Cross, Josefina Gálvez, the reference technique of the project "In family, by right", Mariló Pérez, and the family foster technician In this region, Ascensión Giménez, have presented the characteristics of the program.
The municipal and NGO representatives encouraged "any type of family" to be interested, "without any commitment", for this program promoted by the Red Cross with funding from the Ministry of Women, Equality, LGTBI, Families and Social Policy, charged to grants to NGOs with Autonomous Income Tax Funds.
The objective of the campaign is to increase the number of families willing to temporarily accommodate children, from 0 to 18 years old, who are supervised by the Administration separated from their parents so that they can grow in a stable family environment for a certain time.
At present, about 1,200 boys and girls in a situation of guardianship by the Regional Administration, as reported, of which 600 participate in the foster care by foreign families.
This campaign aims to increase the number of children welcomed by families who, once they decide to take the step, will receive training sessions, technical and economic support.
In the scheduled talk, a family from the municipality of San Javier will participate and will transfer their experience as a host family.
The event is part of a cycle of talks that the Red Cross offers in different parts of the Region of Murcia with the general objective of creating a "foster culture", and publicizing and promoting foster care among society as an exercise in solidarity Citizen
The Spanish Red Cross, through its "Childhood in Social Difficulty" program, has a network of projects aimed at children in the Region, including family foster care.
This year, precisely as a novelty, the "In family, by right" campaign is launched within the framework of the family foster care project to sensitize potential families who want to participate and collaborate in the reception of children.
For more than 20 years, the Red Cross has supported this alternative care modality in the Region through a mixed management model between public services and the social initiative, based on the solidarity of citizens, which allows children to They are separated from their parents, grow in a stable family environment for a certain time.
It is an alternative of family coexistence for children who are in a situation of helplessness in order to provide a stable family environment when circumstances prevent them from developing their life with their family of origin.
The host families (not the same as adoption) offer their homes to the participants under a protection measure, take care of them and exercise a social parentality for a fixed time, as an alternative to the reception in a residential center or resource.