Children in care suggest ways to improve their care

On the occasion of the International Day for the Rights of the Child, this report is to be submitted on Saturday to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Children, Adrien Taquet, in the presence of 240 children from ASE.

To be able to go on holiday with his host family, have access to cultural excursions … or an educator who allows himself emotions “attached file“: In a report presented to the government on Saturday, more than a thousand children in care suggest how they can improve their daily lives. Most minors trusted Social Aid for Children (ASE)”ask to be involved in decisions that affect them“Confirms the author of this report, Gautier Arnaud-Melchiorre, a 26-year-old student who was himself a former foster child, and regrets it”their opinion (either) a little taken into account».

On the occasion of the International Day for the Rights of the Child, the report is to be submitted on Saturday to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Children, Adrien Taquet, in the presence of 240 children from ASE. It is accompanied by a “Charter of the Rights of the Child“If the first point proclaims:”I have the right to be a child or teenager like anyone else».

«Reception centers must adapt to children“, Not the other way around

Depending on the reception centers – and the departments that finance them – the situation is very different, the rapporteur emphasizes. THAT'”commitment“Many professionals are genuine, but too many minors experience”major malfunctions»: Sexual abuse by other minors, traumatic breaks in their careers, prostitution. After a tour of France in homes and host families and meetings with hundreds of children and young people who sometimes have “showed their room“Or their”Teddy bear“Gautier Arnaud-Melchiorre deduced it”it is the reception centers that have to adapt to children“and not vice versa.

The author thus suggests improvements in appearance “harmless“, most”basic“. To avoid a recurring feeling of”.stigma“, Or even”shame», Children in care must benefit from more pocket money to buy clothes to their liking or go to the hairdresser, and must no longer be brought to school in vans that carry the colors of their social home.

Several children said they felt rejected by their foster families, who refused to take them on vacation, lock them in their rooms at night, humiliate them or give them an excessive amount of household chores. “I feel like a packageWitness a young man. Others are sad that their educator does not feel empowered to “to attach“their.

The report, presented on the occasion of the International Day for the Rights of the Child, further recommends improving the education of professionals so that they know better how to talk about sexuality with young people and enable them to live their lives. sexually other than in “squats“. The law “must organize the end” from “dry outletsOf the ESA, which sees young people abandoned overnight by the institution when they grow up, the rapporteur also supports.

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