Our annual international “Every Child Deserves a Family” forum is a unique platform for dialogue between Russian and foreign child development experts, which allows representatives from various regions of Russia to exchange views and experience. It is also a step forward towards developing a professional community in Russia.

It is a unique opportunity for child development specialists, parents and public figures to gather together at a professional level to discuss issues relating to working with children with disabilities, their education and social integration as well as to supporting foster families.

The forum takes place every year, giving Russian professionals the opportunity to regularly find out about the best practices of their Russian and international colleagues and facilitating the development of a professional community and an inclusive society in Russia.

Here you can watch all lectures from 2016.

The first forum took place in October 2012. It was dedicated to modern and effective support for children with conditions such as autism, Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy and attracted 423 delegates working in child development from eight countries and 43 Russian cities. In 2013, the forum focused on autism and in 2014 it was dedicated to education and attracted more than 800 participants. The fourth international “Every Child Deserves a Family” forum was held in Moscow from 12 to 15 October 2015. That year the formulas focused on the topic of parents. Four days of lectures, seminars and master-classes were related to the overarching theme of “Parents and professionals: Working together with purpose”.

The forum is organised by the Naked Heart Foundation.