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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ESARO Regional Learning Platform on Care Reform,

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar on September 20, 2022, with experts from across Eastern and Southern Africa to share lessons learnt about care reform from the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESARO Regional Learning Platform on Care Reform,

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar with policy makers and practitioners from Eastern and Southern Africa explain what care reform is, why it is so important, how to begin care reform and key lessons learnt from successful care reform programmes.

ESARO Regional Learning Platform on Care Reform,

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar on September 20, 2022, with panel of experts who explored how the social service workforce can be strengthened to support care reform in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Ramya Subrahmanian, Manahil Siddiqi, Nicole Petrowski, Claudia Cappa,

This brief provides an overview of the data and evidence gaps on violence against children in East Asia and the Pacific. It calls for greater attention to generating, sharing and applying quality data and evidence to protect the safety and rights of children within the region.

Better Care Network,

In this video, Kinnected Myanmar Senior Social Worker, Htoo Say, describes the nature of patron-client relationships and gives examples of how they influence the participation of directors and families in the reintegration process. In addition, she shares critical insights into how the Kinnected Myanmar social workers learnt to navigate these relationships to facilitate children’s reintegration and promote their best interests.

Family for Every Child,

Why is it so important to consider mental health and emotional well-being in child care and child protection? How can we address mental health needs in a non-clinical environment?

Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform,

The objective of this webinar was to present the CPSS approach, and reflect on how this approach, and especially the seven intermediate outcomes of CPSS are relevant to the care reform agenda.

UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and any other child sexual abuse material,

In the present report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, describes the activities undertaken in relation to the discharge of her mandate since her previous report to the United Nations General Assembly. She also presents a thematic study on addressing the vulnerabilities of children to sale and sexual exploitation within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

India Alternative Care Network (IACN),

IACN hosted a webinar titled 'Locating Foster Care in the Realm of Child Protection and Alternative Care for Children' in collaboration with CERI and Foster Care Society.

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

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