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Ukraine Response

 

Ukraine MapThis section includes resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the current humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. This section is updated daily.
 

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CRC Day of General Discussion 2021

 

The overall purpose of the UNCRC Day of General Discussion is to examine broadly the current situation regarding alternative care in its complexity, identify and discuss particular areas of concern with regard to the unnecessary separation of children from their families and appropriate ways to respond to family and child separation in cases where it is unavoidable.

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Resources on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to child protection and children's care. 

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The Global Collaborative Platform

Learn more about the Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative Platform, aimed at establishing more strategic sector-wide collaboration.

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Transition Hub

Visit the resource hub on transforming systems of care, including the transitioning of institutional care services.

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Browse the Practitioner Hub

Explore the Practitioner Hub, an online library containing practitioner-related resources organized around the components of the care system.

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This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It includes a guidance document for child protection practitioners and policymakers working both inside Ukraine and in host countries to implement responses related to children’s care in the context of the Ukraine crisis; the 2021 Day of General Discussion Outcome Report and Recommendations; and the newly released National Care Reform Strategy for Children in Kenya, and more.

Vasyl Velychko has been tied to a bench on a baking hot day for hours, but no-one hearing his screams will untie him. The 18-year-old is one of thousands of disabled people living in Ukraine's orphanages. BBC News has gained access to five institutions and found widespread abuse and mistreatment - including teenagers restrained and adults left lying in cots for years.

The aim of this guidance document is to provide a framework to support child protection practitioners and policymakers working both inside Ukraine and in host countries to implement responses related to children’s care in the context of Ukraine in line with international standards and good practice on children’s care and the provision of alternative care.

The objective of this webinar was to present the CPSS approach, and reflect on how this approach, and especially the seven intermediate outcomes of CPSS are relevant to the care reform agenda.