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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

Convegno consultori novembre 2023

From a Consultorio (Health and Counselling Centre) for Young People to Listening: the Good Practices of the Istituto degli Innocenti

Offering young people a welcoming place where they can “ask for help” and feel welcomed and never judged. Offering opportunities for today's and…

Inaugurazione Baby Pit Stop

Baby Pit Stop Opens at the Innocenti

A “Baby pit stop”, i.e., a special area for breastfeeding and caring for children, has arrived at the Istituto degli Innocenti. The initiative is…


The Region of Tuscany and the Istituto degli Innocenti Update Guidelines on Fostering

Intense discussions and a technical document to ensure that the operational guidelines on foster care in Tuscany are more uniform and available with…

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