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ISPCAN Welcomes Newest Country Partner

Thursday, March 08, 2012  
Posted by: ISPCAN

ISPCAN Welcomes The Federation of Associations for Prevention of Child Mistreatment (FAPMI) as Newest Country Partner

In February 2012, The Federation of Associations for Prevention of Child Mistreatment (FAPMI) became ISPCAN’s 26th Country Partner Organization. We proudly welcome them into a global network dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect.

FAPMI’s Background

The Federation of Associations for the Prevention of Child Mistreatment (FAPMI) was founded in Madrid on June 6th, 1990 as a National Federation of Associations related with the defense of children. The associations that shape the Federation have been progressively created in each Region of Spain since the end of the decade of the 1980s of the past century, due to the need detected by professionals in different fields in order to get to know the reality of the mistreatment of the child-youth population, and promote its study and prevention, as well as more efficient intervention strategies. It was considered then, like today, a very serious problem which is required to advance with institutional and civic answers.

Currently FAPMI is present in some regions of Spain, with the objective of including the entire Nation and convert itself in the first Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the fight against Child Mistreatment with presence in the entire Spanish territory. Below we describe some of the significant collaborations carried out by the Federation or its member Associations, together with the numerous collaborations with local and regional entities that form part of the habitual task of the Associations:

· The Federation and its institutional members have created more than 170 national and regional programs and projects including research and reports regarding prevention, detection and intervention on cases of Child Mistreatment and promotion of Well-being and Good Treatment of Children and Adolescents.

· FAPMI forms part of the Spanish Observatory on Childhood and is a full member of various Groups of Work and National Commissions regarding Child Mistreatment, Sexual Child Tourism, Sexual Exploitation or Juvenile Justice. In the same sense, FAPMI is a relevant speaker with regional and national Administrations and Governments. Likewise, the Federation was co-founder and has a chair in the Directive Board of the Spanish Platform of Childhood, working in the promotion of the Rights of Child and the elaboration of the Complementary Report about the application of the Convention of The Rights of the Child in Spain and has made important contributions to the Follow-up Report of the Study of UN Study on Violence Against Children.

· Since its beginning until today, it has organized 10 State Conventions of Child Mistreatment and managed the National Training Program in Prevention and Intervention in Child Mistreatment and the National Campaigns for the Prevention of Child Mistreatment, all of them in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Policy.

· Organization of the VI European Convention on Child Mistreatment, held in 1997 in Barcelona, together with the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

· Development of diverse programs against Sexual Commercial Exploitation of Children in the framework of the Consortium ECPAT Spain. Since January 2012, FAPMI has been the Local Representative of The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.

· Participation in the design, follow-up and evaluation of the National Strategic Plan of Children and Adolescents and the National Plan against the Sexual Exploitation of Children, in its different editions.

Vision

To obtain, together with all of the social workers, entities, organizations and institutions linked directly and indirectly with children, the eradication of all forms of mistreatment towards children and adolescents, achieving the establishment of positive relationships styles, based on good treatment and respect of child and adolescent rights.

Mission

Beginning with the Convention of Child Rights of the United Nations, we work to promote good treatment to children and the prevention, detection, accusation and intervention of any situation of mistreatment that affects children, adolescents and their families.

More information and contact: www.fapmi.es / General Coordinator: tomas.aller@fapmi.es


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