In Sochi kicks off all-Russian forum of foster families

MOSCOW, October 9 — RIA Novosti. All-Russian forum of foster families will start in Sochi and will last until October 12, the experts will assess the situation in the sphere of the device of children-orphans, and will define prospects of development of this sector.

“The forum aims to assess the current situation in the field of development and support of the family device of children-orphans at the Federal and regional levels, and to determine the prospects of development of Institute of foster families, using the experience of specialists, nonprofit organizations, and public associations of substitute parents”, — stated in the press service of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, which organizes the event.

The forum will host a series of events with the participation of representatives of Federal and regional Executive authorities of the RF Federal Assembly, Public chamber of the Russian Federation and the largest NGOs in the field of family placement of orphans.

Authorized under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova can also participate in the forum, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Ombudsman. It is planned that Kuznetsova will address the participants on Monday, will meet with parents, foster families, and orphanages Sochi.

“Today, the government takes active measures to ensure the right of every child to a family… But much remains to be done, including to take measures to improve the system of selecting and training of substitute parents, ready to take on the education of children with disabilities, brothers and sisters, teenagers. And participation in the forum representatives of foster families, their opinion is key for public policy in these matters”, — quotes the press service of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation the head of Department Olga Vasiliev.