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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UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

This is the monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in September 2022. 

Child Identity Protection,

The aim of this publication is to highlight the protective aspects related to the child’s identity rights, with a focus on the family relations element, as embedded in international, regional and national standards. The publication provides direction on how to build identity safeguards, drawing on past lessons and capitalising on current opportunities. To do this, the right to identity is explored through a range of examples of existing challenges, promising practices and testimonies.

ESARO Regional Learning Platform on Care Reform,

This is the monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in June 2022. 

Jeffrey R. Ballaret,

This study investigates how experiences and practices of transnational care arrangements are negotiated from the perspective of the nonparental carers. It specifically aims to understand its dynamics and patterns in shaping care relationships, normative familial values and the hope to reconstitute the family amidst migration-induced care.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

These advocacy messages have been developed to support advocacy efforts conducted by Alliance members and wider humanitarian actors responding to and working on the Ukraine crisis response. The global subgroup on Children's Care and Ukraine, which is co-led by the Alliance's Unaccompanied and Separated Children Task Force (UASC) and the Global Collaborative Platform on Transforming Children's Care, developed the messaging for the UASC section.

European Parliament,

The European Parliament adopted this resolution on the "Protection of the Rights of the Child in Civil, Administrative and Family Law Proceedings" on April 5, 2022.

Changing the Way We Care,

This toolbox can be used by organizations working with and for vulnerable children and adults, particularly those at risk of separation or living in alternative care. It can support those in the organization who are responsible for:
• Developing and implementing safeguarding policy and procedures
• Assessing safeguarding risk
• Safeguarding in program development and implementation

Changing the Way We Care,

The purpose of the risk assessment is primarily to enable your organization to gather a snapshot of safeguarding needs and measures related to the activities being or to be undertaken by your organization.

Changing the Way We Care, UNICEF, Government of Zambia,

This virtual study tour aims to provide you with an overview of care reform in Zambia from the comfort of your own home. Care reform relates to the care of children.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

A poster for Child Protection teams to emphasize the evidence based practices of engaging volunteers that were documented in the research.