"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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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.

Paulo Delgado, Vânia S. Pinto, & João M. S. Carvalho - Criminology & Social Integration Journal,

This study aims to understand the decision-making process of 200 higher education students in domains related to child protection, and those of 200 professionals who are responsible for providing case assessments and recommendations for intervention in the Portuguese child protection system.

Manuela Sofia Stănculescu (main author), Vlad Grigoraș, Monica Marin, Cătălina Iamandi-Cioinaru, Emil Teșliuc, Georgiana Blaj (Neculau), Bogdan Corad, VoichiŃa Pop, Andreea Trocea - The World Bank and UNICEF,

This book presents the results of this research on more than 52,000 children placed in public care in Romania (in special protection) who receive family or residential-type protection services as well as on the children at risk of separation from their families from the source communities.

Dr Ian Milligan, Mr Richard Withington, Dr Graham Connelly, Dr Chrissie Gale - European Union, CELCIS, SOS Children's Villages,

This desk review provides a brief mapping and summary of existing knowledge on alternative care and deinstitutionalisation in Africa. 

BCN Netherlands,

On 22 April, BCN Netherlands organized a seminar on gatekeeping in Utrecht, Netherlands. The goal of the yearly event was to share the theoretical framework, principles and practice, and experiences on gatekeeping with a broad audience

Tata Sudrajat, Dr. Kanya Eka Santi, Nurjannah - Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik ,

This book introduces the PDAK – Pusat Dukungan Anak dan Keluarga (Child and Family Support Centre) in Indonesia and the case management system utilized within the centre. 

Better Care Network and UNICEF,

Published jointly with UNICEF, this new BCN Working Paper focuses on the role of gatekeeping in strengthening family-based care and reforming alternative care systems. This Working Paper reviews different approaches to gatekeeping in five countries--Brazil, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Moldova, and Rwanda--to consider what has and has not worked, to analyze lessons learned from practice, and to reflect on the implications for improving policy and programs in this area.