Organisations that provide child care must ensure that services are delivered to meet the developmental needs of the child and that staff are trained in child protection procedures. All forms of care, whether in a foster family or residential facility, must be subject to appropriate standards, and adequate provisions must be made for their implementation.
The Better Care Network advocates for the provision of sound social welfare systems to enable families to remain together and to protect children in whatever care arrangement they are in. The documents in this section provide examples of child care legislation and protection policies, and guidance on mechanisms for improving social welfare systems ,e.g. the use of monitoring tools, and the development of social work training.