in Europe

Improving the protection and wellbeing of children in Europe: enhancing the curriculum


The project aims to create a suite of core child protection modules for social work child protection training in South East Europe.  Common learning will increase the capacity and professionalism of a skilled workforce to address the challenges of child protection and welfare in a globalised world.

Identified modules include:

  • Practice / skills base / risk assessment (including online e-learning skills scenarios)  
  • Effective practice evidence base / monitoring skills
  • Collaborative working / multi-agency approaches (including co-production with children and families)
  • Working with hard to reach children / families
  • Transnational social work (include issues of poverty and / or culture / migration)


Partner agencies:

The project group comprises eight universities with specialised areas of skill and expertise. Terre des Hommes Foundation "Lausanne" in Hungary complements the group as a voluntary organisation with strong pan-European working relationships, existing networks in South East Europe and a close understanding of the particular practice issues which the project group may face. The partner universities represent key institutions for teaching and research in child welfare and protection in the respective countries.


University of Stirling, Scotland (co-ordination)
Terre des Hommes Foundation (local co-ordination)
Chisinau Ion Creanga State Pedagogical University
Univerzitet U Beogradu
Universitatea Din Bucuresti
Nov Bulgarski Universitet
University of Kent
University of Prishtina
University of Tirana