woman and child

We take in children who have been removed from family environments that cannot provide a suitable growing context. Residential facilities also available for mothers in difficulties.

In addition to child protection, we support families and parents with promotion and prevention activities.

Activities and Services

Communities for Children, Mothers with Children and Families

The Institute's residential communities are characterised by family-like relationships, educators’ professionalism and the partnership with social services, judiciary, judicial police and local health authorities.  

Neutral Space Service

In collaboration with the Municipality of Florence, we offer a Neutral Space Service to protect the right to visit and relationships between children aged 0 to 6 and their non-cohabiting family members.

News and Events

Presidente Istituto degli Innocenti, Maria Grazia Giuffrida

World Children's Rights Day, Chairwoman Giuffrida's Interview with Avvenire

"The significance of this World Day? Very important and intense, since it celebrates the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, approved by the UN…


Publications and Projects

cover della pubblicazione UP minori

Up Minors

Presentation of the results of the ‘Up Minori’ project aimed at supporting the integration of young people accommodated in ‘apartments for…

Cover della Collana Infanzia adolescenza e famiglia del Centro regionale

Childhood, Adolescence and Family

Publishing series of the Regional Documentation Centre for Childhood and Adolescence