Meaningful improvements for children and youth growing up in care can only be made in partnership with Care Leavers who have experience with the care system. The solution lies in the wisdom of lived experiences of Care Leavers who Knows most what’s at stake, towards powerful lasting change. The need of the hour is to hear the unheard voices of Care Leavers and provide them a platform to improve the support and opportunities available to them, especially considering the care system exists for their benefit.

The objective of the Convention is to bring Care Leavers together and provide them with a platform to emerge to learn, share and exchange experiences, knowledge and challenges on their situation such that it accentuate their voices and attracts the attention of decision makers to act upon their demands through betterment of the policy and practice related to them.

Why Join Us

The International Care Leavers Convention is a unique opportunity to Collectivize Care Leavers at an international level and amplify the voices of children and young people – because without the insight of these young leaders our care systems won’t be effective.

Who Should Attend

  • Young people with Care experience who would like to connect with other Care Leavers
  • Service providers who are interested in advancing the cause of Care Leavers through provisioning of various services
  • Social workers, academicians, researchers, child rights professionals and experts working with children and youth in care

schedule details

Nov, 23 2020

Welcome Address

01:30 PM - 01:40 PM
By Dr. Kiran Modi

Address by OC committee Representatives

01:40 PM - 02:00 PM
By Mr. Jeffrey Chasi, Ms. Nimmu Kumari, Ms. Martine Tobe, Ms. Shubha Murthi, Prof. Wolfgang Schröer

The COVID 19 impact on Care Leavers: Global Experiences

02:00 PM - 02:40 PM
By Mr. Adham Khader, Md. Ebrahim Salama, Ms. Fabienne Landerer, Mr. Le Phong, Ms. Tasha Reynolds, Mr. Patrick Reason, Ms. Tanja Abou

The international Commitment to Youth, with particular focus to Care Leavers

02:40 PM - 03:20 PM
By Ms. Dhuwarakha Sriram, Ms. Amanda Bissex, Ms. Nancy Maguire, Mr. Terry Dignan, Ms. Susana Puerto, Prof. Emmanuel Grupper, Mr. Douglas Ragan

Release of Booklet on Case Studies from India

03:20 PM - 03:30 PM
By Prof. Mike Stein

Keynote Speech – Expert

03:30 PM - 03:50 PM
By Mr. Mark Riddell

Panel Discussion - Policy and Legal Framework on Care Leaving: Overview, Concepts and Strategies on Leaving Care

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
By Dr. Joseph Mcdowall, Mr. Ian Anand, Prof. Mike Stein, Mr. Reda Ali, Mr. Mark Riley, Ms. Tanja Abou, Ms. Yasmine El Hagry

Wrap Up Announcements

04:50 PM - 05:00 PM
By Hosted by International Care Leavers Convention 2020

Nov, 24 2020

Opening: Recap of day 1 and Plan for today

01:25 PM - 01:40 PM
By Ms. Fabienne Landerer, Ms. Neelam

The Development of the Care Leavers Declaration and Strategies for the Way Forward(Care Leavers from different regions present overview of the declaration)

01:40 PM - 03:10 PM
By Mr. Chandrika Khatiwada, Ms. Karishma, Ms. Nimmu Kumari, Ms. Martine Tobe, Dr. Severine Thomas, Hon. Muchi Chinyanganya, Mr. H. H. Leelananda, Mr. Josepf Koch

Breakaway Sessions

03:20 PM - 04:50 PM
By Dr. Delia Pop, Mr. Adham Khader, Caroline Rose (Lumos), Prof. Umar Sheraz, Farah El Sayed, Md. Othman, Ms. Nahla El Nemr, Ms Pratima Kamble, Mr. Krishna Kumar, Aisling Ledwith, Bharti Mepani, Ms. Pooja

Wrap UpAnnouncements

04:50 PM - 05:00 PM
By Ms. Fabienne Landerer, Ms. Neelam

Nov, 25 2020

Opening: Recap of Day 1 and 2 and Plan for Day 3

01:30 PM - 01:40 PM
By Ms. Nimmu Kumari, Mr. Jerome

Plenary Session : Good Practices on supporting Care Leavers: Global, Regional and National Commitments

01:40 PM - 02:20 PM
By Ms. Anna Schmid, Dr. Aida Essaid, Mr. Matthias Hild, Ms. Gabriella Rask, Dr. Rawan W. Ibrahim, Ms. Aneesha Wadhwa, Ms. Susan Barton

What Do Young People want as a Good Practice?

02:20 PM - 03:00 PM
By Mr. Deepak KC, Mr. Marwan Khalil El-Husary, Mr. Maximilian Ullrich, Mr. Georg Thurnwalder, Ms. Sharon King

Key Takeaways: The Global 2020 – 2022 Care Leavers Agenda

03:10 PM - 03:40 PM
By Ms. Fabienne Landerer, Ms. Karishma, Ms. Nimmu Kumari, Ms. Neelam, Mr. Jerome, Ms. Mai

The Commitment to the Rights of Care Leavers in a Global World: A Road Map

03:40 PM - 04:20 PM
By Dr. Delia Pop, Ms. Ljiljana Ban, Ms. Mia Dambach, Dr. Kiran Modi, Ms. Deborah Jones

Special session for USA, Canada, Latin American Care Leavers Convention Café

10:30 PM - 12:30 AM
By Hosted by International Care Leavers Convention 2020