Child Care and Protection System Reforms

Social welfare sector reform is increasingly common, particularly in transitional countries in Central and Eastern Europe.  Increasing attention has been paid to the development of preventive community based child and family welfare programs that would, in coordination with health and education programs and social assistance, provide a range of support for vulnerable families.   

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Republic of Rwanda, The Commonwealth, CHOGM Rwanda 2022,

This is one of the resolutions adopted under the Kigali Declaration on Child Care and Protection Reform adopted on June 25, at the closure of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. 

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

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

Changing the Way We Care, Lumos,

Putting Children and Young People at the Heart of Care Reform is an introductory manual aimed at practitioners. The manual provides a comprehensive overview of how to meaningfully engage children and young people in care reform. It covers the legal and theoretic framework, the basics in how to engage with children and young people, how to be inclusive and practical ways to engage children and young people in monitoring and evaluation. It also has an extensive chapter on how children and young people can and should be involved throughout care reform, from making decisions about their own care, right up to engaging in global policy decisions. It will challenge readers to increase participation in their own work and equip them with tools to do so in a safe and meaningful way.

Changing the Way We Care, Lumos,

Poziționarea Copiilor și a Tinerilor în Centrul Reformei Sistemului de Îngrijire este un manual introductiv destinat practicienilor. Manualul oferă o imagine de ansamblu extensivă asupra modului de implicare semnificativă a copiilor și a tinerilor în reforma sistemului de îngrijire. Acesta acoperă cadrul juridic și teoretic, elementele de bază pentru implicarea copiilor și a tinerii cu experiență trăită în mod incluziv și modalități practice de antrenare a copiilor și a tinerilor în monitorizare și evaluare. De asemenea, are un capitol amplu despre modul în care copiii și tinerii pot și ar trebui să fie implicați pe întreg parcursul reformei sistemului de îngrijire, de la luarea deciziilor cu privire la propria lor îngrijire, până la implicarea în deciziile de politică globală. Manualul va provoca cititorii să sporească implicarea copiilor și a tinerilor cu experiență trăită în munca lor și îi va dota cu instrumentele necesare pentru a realiza această implicare într-un mod sigur și semnificativ.

Changing the Way We Care, Lumos,

Situar la participación de niños, niñas o adolescentes y jóvenes al centro de la transformación del cuidado es un manual introductorio dirigido a los profesionales. El manual proporciona una visión general completa de cómo involucrar significativamente a los niños y jóvenes en la reforma del cuidado. Cubre el marco legal y teórico, los conceptos básicos sobre cómo interactuar con los niños y los jóvenes; Cómo ser inclusivos y formas prácticas de involucrar a los niños y jóvenes en el monitoreo y la evaluación. También tiene un extenso capítulo sobre cómo los niños y los jóvenes pueden y deben participar en la reforma del cuidado, desde la toma de decisiones sobre su propio cuidado, hasta la participación en decisiones de política global. Desafiará a los lectores a aumentar la participación en su propio trabajo y los proveerá con herramientas para hacerlo de una manera segura y significativa.

Changing the Way We Care, Lumos,

Placer les enfants et les jeunes au cœur de la réforme des soins est un manuel d’introduction destiné aux praticiens. Le manuel fournit un aperçu complet de la façon d’impliquer de manière significative les enfants et les jeunes dans la réforme des soins. Il couvre le cadre juridique et théorique, les bases de l’engagement avec les enfants et les jeunes, la manière d’être inclusif et les moyens pratiques d’impliquer les enfants et les jeunes dans le suivi et l’évaluation. Il contient également un chapitre détaillé sur la manière dont les enfants et les jeunes peuvent et doivent être impliqués tout au long de la réforme des soins, depuis la prise de décisions concernant leurs propres soins jusqu’à l’engagement dans des décisions politiques mondiales. Il mettra les lecteurs au défi d’accroître leur participation à leur propre travail et de les doter d’outils pour le faire de manière sûre et significative.

Changing the Way We Care, ESARO Regional Learning Platform,

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar on 11 May 2022 examining why it is important to align care systems in development and humanitarian contexts and provides practical examples from Kenya and Uganda.

Tehila Refaelia, Anat Zeira, Rami Benbenishty,

This study focused on Israeli care leavers a decade after leaving care and explored various factors associated with satisfaction with both intimate relationships and parenthood.

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.

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

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