Guidelines on Children's Reintegration

Inter-agency group on children's reintegration - Emily Delap and Joanna Wedge

The Guidelines on Children's Reintegration were written by Emily Delap of Family for Every Child and Joanna Wedge, a consultant on behalf of  the inter-agency group on children's reintegration. The process for developing the Guidelines was determine by a core group of 14 agencies in the area of care.  These Guidelines stand as a framework for anyone who is interested in providing services that focus on child reintegration.

These Guidelines build on several existing care policies, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. These Guidelines set out guiding principles, along with assessments and plan development models.  With these Guidelines, care professionals can develop successful plans for reintegration with families, communities, and schools.  While these Guidelines are newly developed in this form, they are guidelines that are widely accepted within the care community.

In addition to the 14 members of the core group, the guidelines have also been endorsed by: Associação Brasileira Terra dos Homens, Bethany Global, Challenging Heights, ChildFund International, CINDI, Elevate Children, Hayat Sende, Hope and Homes for Children, International Social Service, LUMOS, Partnerships for Every Child Moldova, Railway Children, RELAF, Sanlaap, SOS Children’s Villages, Undugu Society Kenya and Women’s Refugee Commission.

The development of the guidelines was funded by the GHR Foundation.