Save the Children's "First Resort" series focuses on the needs and rights of children who, for a wide variety of reasons, are lacking adequate parental care. This third paper in the First Resort series presents practical examples of the range of options available to policy-makers, practitioners and others with responsibilities for the care and protection of children without adequate parental care.
Practical guidance on responding to the protection and care needs of children separated from their families, with sections on consideration of and arrangements for interim care, family reunion, and alternative long-term placements.
General principles for the protection of trafficked children. Guidance is given on identification, appointment of a guardian, registration, interim care, case assessment, durable solutions, access to justice, costs, and research issues.
Two documents containing training exercises and materials for staff on their responsibilities in safeguarding children. It includes activities on childhood, understanding child abuse, recognizing and responding to child abuse concerns, and making your organization safe for children.
Standards for shelters and care providers responding to children who have been trafficked. It gives guidance and practice examples of intake procedures, interim and longer term care, support services, integration and reunification