Welcome to The Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) Programme

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The Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) Programme is designed to restore learning relationships and increase learning capacity for 10.5 million European Children Affected by Migration (CAM) The Acronym CAM is used when referring to children and young people who are refugees, asylum seekers, economic or social migrants or those left behind by family moving to another country. ICAM provides equally successful support to help schools repair the damage to the education of all children in need separated from learning by the Covid pandemic.

ICAM upholds the rights of all these disadvantaged children to high quality education under the European Child Guarantee and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more

Find out more about the 10.5 million Children Affected by Migration (CAM)

An outline of The Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) Programme

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ICAM trains school leaders in the application of best practice for the whole school inclusion of disadvantaged children. The programme creates communities of schools across Europe with the understanding and resources needed to welcome and restore the education of Children Affected by Migration and fulfil their child rights.

It now provides a much-needed solution to help schools repair Covid disrupted learning for all children in need. Read more

ICAM- Outline of the programme

Read a brief outline of the programme

The ICAM programme increases the access to learning and improves the learning capacity of Children Affected by Migration (CAM) by enhancing the climate of “convivencia” (living in harmony) in schools, by raising awareness of the rights they are entitled to, and by providing additional support for their social and emotional learning and wellbeing in school and at home.

How The Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) Programme works

The ICAM programme works by building networks of schools, who have ongoing support from National ICAM Facilitators trained by the ICAM partners in each country.

National ICAM Facilitators train communities of 10-20 School ICAM Leaders to deliver the programme in their schools

This cascade of training is supported by extensive training manuals and handbooks at each level.

Once trained School ICAM leaders carry out a comprehensive school review, develop an action plan and implement it using a database of materials provided in any language from this ICAM website.

This cascade model is fully scalable, from a small cluster of schools to country-wide deployment. The programme can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of any school or groups of schools.

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Read the brochure Here

The ICAM programme works by building powerful networks of schools, led by local National Facilitators who are trained by international ICAM Project Team Leaders. A comprehensive coaching and training programme is supported by handbooks, lesson plans, parent workshops and a wide range of additional resources, readily translatable into any language. The model is fully scalable, from a small cluster of schools to country-wide deployment. Delivery can be tailored exactly to your requirements.

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Children Affected by Migration (CAM) are some of the most vulnerable children to threats, violence and abuse when using the internet and particularly social media.

The ICAMbecsr programme teaches CAM the media literacy they need for safe, secure and responsible behaviour when on line.

Most importantly ICAMbecsr also develops the Social and Emotional Learning of CAM so that they have the personal confidence and digital resilience to better protect themselves and other children, and to make safe and responsible decisions when they are on-line. This includes their avoidance of, and response to, cyber-bullying, radicalisation, and attempted grooming as victims or bystanders. Read more

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The training materials and resources are designed and written in such a way that, as well as being fully integrated into the ICAM programme, they can be used as a stand-alone programme, BeCSR, or integrated into other child safety programmes as required.

Watch a short video explaining how the ICAMbecsr programme works

Read a brief explanation – How ICAMbecsr works

Visit the BeCSR website

The Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) programme can restore learning relationships for ALL disadvantaged children

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There is strong evidence that a greater proportion of children in need, compared to other children, have been seriously affected by the disruption to education caused by the Covid pandemic. The education attainment divide across Europe is widening as a result.

Disadvantaged children and their families need additional help to reform relationships for learning before they can benefit from remedial teaching to restore lost education. Read more

The ICAMnet programme - Upscaling the ICAM programme

The 5 ICAM partners have formed a partnership with leading international child welfare organisations in Europe: Terre Des Hommes, Eurochild and associates UNICEF ECA  and UNHCR who all recognise the importance of this work in support of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Europe

Through the contacts and influence of the partners, the ICAMnet programne has develop and tested the upscaling and dissemination of ICAM to all schools at county or city level in 6 European countries so that national education and welfare agencies across Europe have tried and tested models for disseminating the ICAM programme to all their schools and homes.

See the Partner section of this website for more information about our team ICAMnet.

The ICAM partners championing the needs of all disadvantaged children in Europe

The 7 partners of the ICAM program, together with the associated partners in each particular country are international experts in the field of inclusion in schools, the creation of a school atmosphere of convivencia and meeting the special educational needs of all Children in Need and Children Affected by Migration in particular.

The team includes experts on the effects of evacuation and displacement on families during the Second World War. They have applied the same solutions to the long-term problems arising from wartime separation and deprivation to meet the special social and emotional needs of the current generation of CAM.

Previously, the partnership worked together developing and implementing the Europe wide Daphne III Project – Action Anti–Bullying (AAB). The experience has forged a close working relationship and a shared passion for improving the inclusion of all disadvantaged children in schools

We are determined to defend the rights of all children in need to high quality education, free from fear and upset, upholding at all times the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the recent European Child Rights Guarantee.

ICAM Review

NCFLB

NCfLB functions as a focal point in the further development of existing work in social, emotional and behavioral difficulties (SEBD) in the following areas: Short, medium and long term consultancy, Research, Teaching and training, Resource development, International work with governments and NGOs.

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NCfLB functions as a focal point in the further development of existing work in social, emotional and behavioral difficulties (SEBD) in the following areas: Short, medium and long term consultancy, Research, Teaching and training, Resource development, International work with governments and NGOs.

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ICARO

Icaro is a non-profit consortium of social cooperatives created in 1995 with the aim of formulating a concrete answer to the problems of groups at risk of social exclusion. In recent years, the Icaro Consortium has expanded its sphere of interest.

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EUROCHILD

Eurochild è una rete di organizzazioni e individui che lavorano in e attraverso l’Europa per promuovere i diritti e il benessere di bambini e giovani.

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ISJP

ISJP is a Romanian Regional School Inspectorate, under the authority of the Ministry of Education. Its main task is to coordinate and to control the schools of all levels in the county of Prahova.

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TERRE DES HOMMES

Terre Des Hommes (TDH) sostiene programmi di sviluppo della comunità che rendono le scuole più accessibili e attraenti per i bambini provenienti da comunità svantaggiate o minoritarie come i Rom, fornendo aiuto con i compiti scolastici e organizzando attività di doposcuola.

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ACCESSO PHIAS

A non-profit organization founded in Madrid shares information for good practice and conveys a vision for those responsible for change; they provide the right tools for personal and professional development and training in the field of social inclusion and empowerment.

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Other Partners

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