Gatekeeping

"Gatekeeping," as it is used on this web site, is the process of referring children and families to appropriate services or care arrangements with the aim of limiting the number of inappropriate placements. Gatekeeping is an essential tool in diverting children from unnecessary initial entry into alternative care, and reducing the numbers of children entering institutions. Gatekeeping is often carried out by social welfare professionals or trained staff at institutions, but is often aided by members of the community and local service providers.

   

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Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children), Catholic Relief Services,

This case study is one in a series of case studies highlighting different aspects of a case management system and referral mechanisms utilized by OVC programs. The case study looks at the work of the Children in Distress Network (CINDI) in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal Province (KZN) of South Africa.

4Children, Catholic Relief Services,

This case study is one in a series of case studies highlighting different aspects of a case management system and referral mechanisms utilized by OVC programs. The case study presents a program in Mozambique that could be identified as a hub and spoke model of referral mechanism.

Matt Woolgar, Carmen Pinto and Olivia Tomaselli, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust ,

This Briefing Note adds to the developing picture of adoption support issues by analysing data on 20 children and young people consecutively referred to the special adoption and fostering service at the Maudsley – a wellrespected and established national CAMHS service.

Kirti Zeijlmans, Mónica López, Hans Grietens, Erik J. Knorth - Child & Family Social Work,

This study answers the following question: “How does the case-specific context influence the practitioners' decision-making process regarding matching in family foster care?”

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) & Centre of Excellence in Alternative Care (India),

This User Guide aims to provide a comprehensive approach to the development of a good quality foster care service in India, which will be useful for a range of practitioners.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance,

Developed by members of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance’s Case Management Interest Group, this resource aims to define case management.

Kelley Bunkers - African Child Policy Forum & Better Care Network,

This report describes the details of the Africa Expert Consultation: Violence Against Children in All Care Settings, which took place 21-22 June 2017. 

Know Violence in Childhood ,

The report compiles information from a series of global research papers commissioned by Know Violence, presenting the scale and scope of childhood violence globally. Examples of preventative efforts from governments, communities, and organizations are provided to illustrate the feasibility of preventing violence on local and national levels.

MEASURE Evaluation and USAID ,

This infographic provides a historical timeline of the alternative care reform process in Uganda, marking key achievements in the establishment of policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs to improve the quality of care and protection for children without adequate family care. 

Sacha Klein, Lauren Fries, and Mary M. Emmons - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study explored whether receipt of early care and education services reduces the likelihood of foster care placement for children aged 0-5 years in the United States.