This work presents the principles and organisation of foster care within the system coordinated by the International Organisation of Children's Villages SOS (SOS Kinderdorf International). The authoress specifies the precise solutions applied on the following stages of institutionalisation of foster care for children and youth deprived of living and upbringing in the natural family setting. The importance of the problem is supported by the fact, that due to the conditions of living in the modern society more and more children - because of different reasons - are in demand for public realisation of patronize-foster tasks. Socialisation within SOS Children's Villages system is realised by the stage-by-stage forming of young person's personality and by gaining independence and autonomy via transition through the 'SOS mother's care', living in youth houses or semi-independent housing up to living on their own with less and less monitoring from youth carers.
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