The Evolution of Alternative Care in Bhutan over the Last Decade and Way Forward

Tshering Dolkar


The main objective of this article is to understand the full spectrum of alternative care, various aspects covered under this theme and its progress in the SAARC countries over a decade respective country. This article hopes to understand and address the issues that can influence policy reforms, decision-making and improve practices and standards of care in the country. In addition to this, it is also to learn and get diverse ideas of practices prevalent in other societies, which will help in to strengthen research, knowledge and counselling practices currently prevalent. It is to bring forth the best practices that other regions might have been practicing.

This article explores the existing policies and services that are prevalent in the country enhancing childcare and protection. It also tries to bring forth the good practices that are currently in place and how it can be strengthened further by addressing challenges within the system. It also provides insight into history and evolution, and role of stakeholders involved in alternative care in the country.

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