Identification of stakeholders that made an identification of the practice
Reception centre professionals of reception centres sustained by the Finnish Red Cross, focus group discussions
Criteria actors or stakeholder are using to assess them as a “good practice”
Offering targeted attention practices for a group of asylum seekers
Name and leading organization (contact details provided)
Reception centres sustained by the Finnish Red Cross
Target VG and type of host community
Parents of small children living in reception centres and the children themselves
Asylum seeking children have no right to participate public day care provided by municipalities. Some reception centres offer childcare for parents of small children.
To offer parents of small children free moments without the children, for instance, to take part in work, study or other activities or take care of themselves, for example, by resting. To offer children meaningful and developing activities.
Volunteers or the staff of the reception centre work as childminders. Special measures of child friendly spaces are utilized. Separate spaces, for example children´s playrooms are constructed and used. The time of childcare offered varies from a few weekly hours to a daily practice.
Difficulties or constrains for its implementation
Human recourses of the reception services. The reception centres do not have a legal obligation to provide day care services and thus they might not find that to be their duty.
Increase of wellbeing of the parents and their children living in reception centres.