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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WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children,

The Global status report on preventing violence against children 2020 charts countries’ progress towards the SDGs aimed at ending violence against children.

Patrick Kelly, Carol Chan, Peter Reed, Miranda Ritchie - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of this study was to examine whether eliminating variation in information presented to multi-disciplinary teams eliminates variation in the proportion accepted for a child protection alert.

Cindy Blackstock, Muriel Bamblett, Carlina Black - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This paper explores the efficacy of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Convention, UN General Assembly, 1989) through the lens of the over-representation of First Nations children placed in out-of-home care in Canada and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia.

Olga Ulybina - Global Social Policy,

This article describes a policy adoption case study about deinstitutionalization of childcare in Georgia since independence. It highlights the evolving and non-homogeneous nature of transnational agency in the area of childcare deinstitutionalization, and offers insights into the complex relationship between transnational agency and national policymaking.

Sarah Wise - The British Journal of Social Work,

In this study, a transdisciplinary group of key stakeholders in Australia jointly constructed a causal loop diagram to bring forth the systemic structure underlying the issue of repeat child removals (where parents lose successive infants and children to out-of-home care) and identify system conditions that need to be altered.

Jaap Doek, Lothar Krappmann, Yanghee Lee - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This article illuminates the important role the Committee on the Rights of the Child played in monitoring child abuse and neglect in the implementation of the now thirty years old Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

Ebenezer Cudjoe, Alhassan Abdullah, Marcus Y. L. Chiu - Journal of Family Issues,

With a recent interest by stakeholders in Ghana to consider kinship care as an alternative care option in child welfare policy, this study explores current kinship care challenges to help identify and address potential setbacks for policy and practice recommendations.

Stella P. Papamichail - Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience & Mental Health,

This article argues that Greece's use of closed-type institutions for child protection is violation of children’s rights and a practice of secondary victimization, stigmatization and exclusion of children living in these institutions.

Susan D. Stewart & Elcy E. Timothy - Journal of Family Issues,

This paper provides a summary of laws, policies, and programs pertaining to stepfamilies in a selection of Western countries, with a special focus on the United States.

Jace Pillay - Education and Development,

The author argues that early childhood education interventions for OVC should be a priority of government since quality education and care programs in the early years can enhance the possibility of breaking the cycle of inequity in the lives of OVC and positively contribute to the economy of the country.