Country Care Snaphsots

Guatemala

Progress Indicators
Effective
Social Welfare Spending
% GDP 6.9
Ministry of Finance
Child Welfare Spending
% GDP 3.48
Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales
Alternative Care Policy in line with the 2009 Guidelines
No
Centralised authority on adoption
Yes
Consejo Nacional de Adopciones
Commitment to Deinstitutionalistion/Reforms
Partly
Consejo Nacional de Adopciones (CNA), 2018; Child Frontiers, 2012
Comprehensive child protection law
Yes
Ley de Protección Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia, 2003
Continuum of alternative care services available
Partly
Data System
Limited
Existence of a regulatory body and regulatory system
Partly
Gatekeeping mechanism/policy
Partly
Reglamento de la Procuraduría de Niñez y Adolescencia 56-2018
Means of tracking progress with reforms
Yes
Care System Assessment completed in 2020 and will be used as a baseline
Moratorium on admission into institutions for children under 3
No
Moratorium on new institutions
No
National Action Plan
No
Prevention of Separation Services available
Support for careleavers (in legislation and in practice)
No