The Human Safety Net (THSN) is a global movement to empower disadvantaged people. Programmes target different societal challenges but share a common purpose: to unlock human potential by inspiring people to help people.
In their work THSN refers to the Nurturing Care Framework (NCF) as a guiding framework for their international programme on ECD and parenting.
“The Nurturing Care Framework helps us and our Network of NGOs active in Europe, Asia and Latin America to focus on the right combination of services for a more systemic impact” – Emma Ursich, Director of THSN, explains.
The organization was established two years ago by Generali, as an international foundation for unlocking the human potential of vulnerable people, with three programs for Families, Refugee Start-Ups and Newborns. The foundation is an advocate of the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development because of how it helps NGO partners of THSN worldwide look critically at what they are doing and how. For instance, the framework provides a lens through which THSN and its partners can determine whether their efforts are promoting some or all components of nurturing care.
NCF also encourages partners to reflect on how they are designing, implementing and measuring their interventions. The framework helps partners to ask of themselves: What can they do to collaborate more with government and other stakeholders? What can they do differently to adopt a systems thinking approach to their work?
In January 2019, THSN hosted a reception to introduce the Nurturing Care Framework to business and third-sector leaders during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. You can read more about this event here.
In September 2019, THSN held a summit in Venice bringing together 25 NGO partners implementing parenting programmes in 15+ countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. On Day 1 of the summit, 100 participants had an opportunity to learn about the Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development and reflect on what they would do differently. You can read more about this event here.