ERCCI – Empowering Residential Child Care through Interprofessional Training
ERCCI addresses higher education institutions in promoting inclusion and reducing inequality among the most vulnerable children and young people living in institutions. These young people require expert support to uphold their rights and stable guidance on their pathway to find their future in society. The first results of mapping of basic stats and facts regarding residential child care (RCC) systems and RCC training across Europe offer comparisons so far unseen in this way in related literature.
The beneficiaries of this new competence-based RCC training are youths living in RCC, RCC practitioners to elevate their professional work performance with field specific training, RCC employers having uniform foundation training for their staff, HEIs having training module which is missing in today’s higher education, HEI students having a specific targeted option for career plan and policy makers having minimum standards for RCC competencies.
The ERCCI MOOC is scalable to all HEIs with training in social work, health care and education branch interested in developing high quality RCC. In the best scenario, ERCCI project’s sustainability is assured when the ERCCI MOOC is exploited as accredited foundation studies for RCC staff with limited training across Europe and worldwide.