This policy brief from Better Care Network explains the effects and risk factors associated with experiencing violence in childhood, highlights recent evidence that removal of a child from the family does not always mean an end to violence, and offers recommendations for preventing family separation and ensuring suitable, and safe, alternative care when necessary.
UNICEF is recruiting for a Consultant to serve as the Technical Adviser to support the implementation of “Cambodia PROTECT: A Communication Strategy to End Violence against Children and Unnecessary Family Separation in Cambodia 2017-2022”.
This video from UNICEF Rwanda shows some of the moving stories of children and their new families who have been brought together through the TMM initiative, which reintegrates children who have been living in institutions into families and the community.
There is a growing need in the foster care field for high-quality and low-cost foster parent education to improve the living conditions of children placed in foster care. To meet this global challenge, Fairstart Foundation will launch a new international online foster care instructor education in January 2018.
Rwanda recently lifted its ban on intercountry adoptions, causing concern over acting in the best interests of the child in any given case and whether proper monitoring mechanisms are in place to ensure the safety of adoptees.
Resulting from the June 2017 Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children in All Care Settings and adopted by all participants, this Declaration calls upon leaders at national, sub-regional, pan-African and global levels for further action to fulfill their obligation to protect children against violence in all care settings, with emphasis on alternative care.