Child Care Institutions in Selected Districts in Uganda and the Situation of Children in Care Baseline Survey Report: ‘Strong Beginnings – A Family for all Children’ Project

Eddy J. Walakira, Ismael Ddumba-Nyanzi, Badru Bukenya

Executive Summary

This report presents findings of a baseline study for the Strong Beginnings -- A Family for all Children project. The study sought to gather comprehensive data on Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in the three project districts (Kampala, Jinja and Wakiso) and assess the wellbeing of children living in those institutions. The results were expected to inform the interventions aimed at improving CCIs’ gate-keeping, improving the quality of care in CCIs, resettlement of children, and working towards promoting and strengthening family based alternative care. In addition, the report provides a baseline assessment against which the project performance would be measured. The study used a mixed methods design and data was collected between July and August 2014.


Terre des Hommes, Child’s i Foundation, MGLSD, Alternative Care Initiatives, Makerere University Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and ANPPCAN - Uganda