Children Affected by Poverty and Social Exclusion

Around the world, poverty and social exclusion are driving factors behind the placement of children into alternative care.  Families give up their children because they are too poor to care for them, or they feel that it is the best way to help them to access basic services such as education and health care. Discrimination and cultural taboos mean that girls, children with disabilities, ethnic minorities, children with HIV/AIDS and children born out of wedlock, make up a disproportionate number of children abandoned into alternative care.

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Beverly-Jean Margaret Daniel - Child & Youth Services,

This paper examines the ways in which anti-oppression and anti-racism perspectives can be included as an aspect of Child and Youth Care (CYC) thought and practice, with particular relevance to service provision for African Canadian families.

Rong Bai, Cyleste Collins, Robert Fischer, Victor Groza & Liuhong Yang - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study, a systematic review, examines various forms of housing problems and their relationship to different types of child welfare involvement.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - The Australian Government,

This report brings together the latest state and territory data on 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) indicators that measure and track the application of the Placement and Connection elements of the ATSICPP.


This Compendium documents UNICEF’s social policy interventions in Europe and Central Asia from 2014-2020 and includes 18 case studies from 15 different countries as well as stories from the field.

Hannah McGlade - Australian Feminist Law Journal ,

This article documents the author's experiences with the state’s contemporary removal of Aboriginal children in Western Australia (WA) and the practice of Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM), a family led decision making process supported as best practice for Aboriginal families.

Kierra M. P. Sattler, Sarah A. Font - Child Maltreatment,

This study investigated rates of guardianship and adoption dissolution using a complete entry cohort from a large state foster care system and the associations between child characteristics and risk factors with dissolution.

Alan J. Dettlaff, Kristen Weber, Maya Pendleton, Reiko Boyd, Bill Bettencourt & Leonard Burton - Journal of Public Child Welfare ,

This paper describes the upEND movement, a collaborative movement aimed at abolishing the child welfare system as we know it and reimagining how we as a society support child, family, and community safety and well-being.

Barbara Fallon, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The objective of this paper is to report on the development and implementation strategy of a tool to be used for practice intervention during the pandemic.

Lavinia Loperfido, Melissa Burgess, Nicole Dulieu, Chiara Orlassino, Munshi Sulaiman, Silvia Mila Arlini - Save the Children International,

This report is one in a series presenting findings from the Global COVID-19 Research Study. The results presented in this report focus on implications for child poverty.

Sharon Lovell - End Youth Homelessness Cymru,

This report is based on the voices and experiences of care experienced young people who have been, or are currently, homeless across Wales. The aim of this research is to amplify these young people’s voices to highlight the challenges they have faced when homeless and the need for reform of systems which have failed to prevent their homelessness.