Makhnach Alexandr Valentinovich – Candidate of Science (Psychology), Leading Researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Safety of an orphan is inextricably linked with the concept of professionalization of the replacing or foster parenting. The article discusses competencies and functions of the individual style of the replacing parent viewed as a condition for its safe professional activity. The replacing parent is considered as the subject of professional activity. The author deems necessary to thoroughly investigate and describe the profession of "the replacing parent" in scientific terms as well as the concept of a professiogram. The author substantiates the activity of professional replacing parents as a whole scientific educational system of the orphan child upbringing.
orphan children, professiogram, psychogram, professional replacing parents, functions of an individual style of activity, characteristics of a profession.