What is an SOS parent?
An SOS parent looks after children whose biological parents are no longer able to do so. All children who are taken into an SOS Children’s Village live together with brothers and sisters and their SOS parent. An SOS parent is paid a salary, given a family budget depending on the size of their family, and runs their household themselves. They are assisted by a family assistant. The SOS parent follows the children’s development, working together with the village director and the other staff in the village community.