Care Free from Violence for African Children

This infographic summarizes the information and recommendations provided in Better Care Network's discussion paper Violence Against Children and Care in Africa

Violence Against Children and Care in Africa explores the interlinkages between violence against children (VAC) and children's care in the African context. The discussion paper presents the evidence from Africa about VAC within the family, highlighting how violence is a key contributing factor to family separation and placement in alternative care, as well as VAC in various alternative care settings and after care. The discussion paper identifies gaps in knowledge and interventions and presents key considerations for policy and practice, calling for a coordinated approach between the VAC and care sectors to address violence against children in all care settings, strengthen family care, prevent unnecessary family separation, and support family reintegration or placement in family based alternative care.