"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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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 ,

Ending Violence in Childhood is a report from the Know Violence Initiative addressing childhood violence around the world.

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. 

Sonja Lenz-Rashid - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study observes foster care re-entry for young people whose families participated in Cottage Housing Incorporated's Serna Village Program (CHI), a supportive housing program serving homeless families in Sacramento, California. 

Committee on the Rights of the Child, United Nations,

General Comment 21, issued by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, provides guidance to States on developing comprehensive, long-term national strategies on children in street situations, utilizing a child rights approach and addressing both prevention and response in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Emelia Allan - UNICEF ,

This presentation provides an overview of child protection issues and care reform in Ghana. 

CELCIS - University of Strathclyde & International Inter-Agency MOOC,

In this video, Florence Martin & Delia Pop sit down together to discuss the concept of “gatekeeping” in relation to children’s care, the role it plays in ensuring informed and appropriate decisions about children’s care, and how it operates in practice in different contexts and stages.