Child Care and Protection Policies

Child care and protection policies regulate the care of children, including the type of support and assistance to be offered, good practice guidelines for the implementation of services, standards for care, and adequate provisions for implementation. They relate to the care a child receives at and away from home.

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Ansie Fouché, Francois D. Fouché, Linda C. Theron - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This article interrogates concerns regarding the South African government's strict lockdown and related legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the beliefs that it advanced children’s vulnerability to abuse and neglect.

Hayley Hahn, Johanna Caldwell, Vandna Sinha - International Indigenous Policy Journal,

The aim of this article is to contribute to ongoing discussions about the recently passed Canadian legislation, drawing on lessons learned in the United States context.

Karmen Toros - Children & Society,

This article examines children's views on and experiences with participation in the child protection system's decision‐making process.

Daniela Ritz, Georgina O’Hare, Melissa Burgess, Munshi Sulaiman, Silvia Mila Arlini - Save the Children International,

This report is one in a series presenting findings from Save the Children's Global COVID-19 Research Study. The results presented here focus on the implications for Child Protection issues.

Jennifer Rasell - Care of the State,

This chapter of Care of the State: Relationships, Kinship and the State in Children’s Homes in Late Socialist Hungary ​​​​​​​explores negotiations between parents and state officials about the care of their children, showing that gendered norms of parenting and ‘appropriate’ family units were implicit parts of child protection policies in state socialist Hungary.

Jennifer Rasell,

Care of the State blends archival, oral history, interview and ethnographic data to study the changing relationships and kinship ties of children who lived in state residential care in socialist Hungary.

Jennifer Rasell - Care of the State,

This chapter from Care of the State: Relationships, Kinship and the State in Children’s Homes in Late Socialist Hungary looks at child protection in Hungary from the 1950s to the 1980s, arguing that the organisational structures of state welfare bolstered parent-child ties yet restricted sibling relations.

Dinara Babajanova - The American Journal of Social Science and Education Innovations,

This article discusses the issues of adoption, foster care and the appointment of guardians and trustees, as well as issues related to the upbringing of children deprived of parental care, innovations in family law and the placement of children deprived of parental care in Uzbekistan.

Fiona Oates - AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples,

This article outlines the views of Indigenous practitioners collected as part of a doctoral study exploring the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners who undertake child protection work in Australia.

Sharon Vincent, Kim Holt, Nancy Kelly, Emma Smale - Child Abuse Review,

This paper examines experts' perceptions of the aims and outcomes of public inquiries, before moving on to consider whether there are more effective and efficient ways of investigating national scandals.