This presentation of Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Frontline Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries was given at the UN Human Rights Council Side Event on Promoting Quality Alternative Care for Children with Disabilities on 5 March 2019. The Guidance was developed by USAID, World Learning, and Partnerships for Every Child to help front-line personnel (social service workers and others) in low- and middle-income countries to work effectively with children with disabilities and their families. It was written particularly for those who have little or no experience working with children with disabilities, and it provides easy to read information and advice for those who may have little or no experience working with children with disabilities.
The presentation provides an overview of the purpose of the Guidance and the process of development, including key information interviews, a desk review, and consultations in Ukraine and Rwanda. The presentation concludes with a brief description of how the Guidance can be used and a call for additional feedback on the Guidance which can be given here.