WHAT IS FICE SPAIN?
FICE Spain, founded in 2010, is the Spanish section of the International Federation of Educative Communities, FICE International. FICE Spain is a federation open to all entities based in Spain that work towards ensuring comprehensive care for children and young people in social risk.
FICE Spain is a network of non-profit organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for children at risk and their families by promoting models of family support, community based care and the quality of residential care.
§ To develop community based services in each territory of the member organizations.
§ To be the network of reference in Europe of organizations working with children at social risk and exclusion in Spain.
§ To develop and test a guide on the quality of residential care addressed to children and youth.
§ To reduce the institutionalization of children and youth in care.
§ To promote the work with the families and supporting the reintegration of children in their family environment.
§ To develop a network of professional exchange. Empowerment of new models of fostering especially community based services.
Strategic objectives 2014-2017
§ To develop prevention, intervention and family support programmes to promote child and juvenile care in a suitable family environment.
§ Promote community care. To support the transition process from a residential care to community based care.
§ Improve the residential quality. Application of models of desirable operating practices and criteria for assessing the quality of the services, either through the development of standards or best practice guidelines. It involves developing guidelines general enough to be used by a wide range of agents and that allows creating professional quality actions that are consensus-based.
§ Establish strategic alliances at European level. To develop synergies aimed at promoting the impact on European and national policies in the field of children and youth.
§ Establish a network of professionals. To create a space for exchange between member institutions and other related actors, both at national and international level.