Department of Health, Department for Education and Employment, Home Office, UK1 Jan 2000
Comprehensive guidance on undertaking an assessment of children in need and their families. It covers the principles for assessment, the process of assessing children, how to analyze and make decisions, the roles and responsibilities of various agencies, and organizational arrangements to support effective assessments.
A paper describing a study that reviewed the role of institutional care in Albania, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuiania and Romania, where the World Bank worked to develop community based care social services and move away from large residential institutions that according to the paper have deleterious affects on the nations and on the people who live in them. Particularly, the study focuses on the use of residential institutions by children, people with disabilities and the frail and isolated elderly.
This report includes articles by researchers and practitioners on orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi and India. It was prepared for the International AIDS Conference held in Durban in July 2000, and aimed to raise awareness and facilitate effective action for children affected by HIV/AIDS.