At the end of September our partners from Belarus will come to London for a week to study the UK right-based approaches to community support for disabled and terminally-ill children. This study visit is organised as part of our new EC-funded project “Developing a pilot advocacy service in Belarus to protect the rights of children with severe disabilities and children with life-limiting conditions”.
Among this visiting team there will our colleagues from the Belarusian Children’s Hospice in Minsk and four representatives of Belarusian health and education authorities responsible for palliative care and child disability service provision –National Children’s Palliative Care Centre, Department of Special Education from the Ministry of Education, Maternal and Child Health Department from the Ministry of Health and Department of Preventive Care from the Minsk Regional Health Administration.
We have planned a very exciting study visit programme for our guests with visits to three children’s hospices – Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton, East London, Shooting Star House in Hampton and East Anglia Children’s Hospice in Milton. The delegation will also visit local children’s centres, service providers and child disability charities to learn more about best practice in protecting the rights of these children and their families in the UK.
We would like to thank Peter Ellis, the CEO of Richard House Children’s Hospice, for all the support in organising this study visit.
If you are interested to meet with our Belarusian guests or want to help with this visit, please contact Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org.