Sharing Their Narratives: A Research Project Exploring Children's and Families' Experiences of Alternative Care in Thailand

Justin Rogers, Victor Karunan, Pryn Ketnim, Aphisara Saeli

The overall aims of this research project were to explore the experiences of the children, parents and families involved in alternative care in Thailand. The researchers engaged children who lived in a range of different care settings from Migrant Learning Centres, Buddhist temples, Government Children’s Homes and NGO centres. In total, they accessed 13 different care providers across four different regional locations: Central (Bangkok and Chonburi), North (Tak and Chiang Mai), North East (Nong Khai), South (Ja Na and Hat Yai).

This research project reached a significant number of children (n.160) living in alternative care and their parents and families (n.20).