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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Sarah A. Font & Elizabeth T. Gershoff - Foster Care and Best Interests of the Child,

This chapter of Foster Care and Best Interests of the Child provides a template for evaluating and reforming the U.S. foster care system to prioritize the best interests of children.

Sarah A. Font & Elizabeth T. Gershoff - Foster Care and Best Interests of the Child,

In this chapter of Foster Care and Best Interests of the Child, the authors describe the history of legislative and judicial efforts to reform the foster care system.

Rockefeller Foundation, Daniel Schwartz, and the Miracle Foundation,

This report provides an overview of a February 2020 meeting - hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation, Daniel Schwartz, and the Miracle Foundation - held in Bellagio, Italy focused on a cross sectoral ‘outside look in’ examination of the issue of children’s care.

The Independent Care Review,

One of several reports produced as part of the Scottish Independent Care Review, The Pinky Promise presents a young reader-friendly version of The Promise report, which sets out an overall view of what the new approach to children's care in Scotland should be.

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon,

In this video, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, issues a statement on the publication of the final report of the Scottish Independent Care Review.

The Independent Care Review,

One of several reports produced as part of the Scottish Independent Care Review, The Plan outlines how to implement the changes recommended in The Promise.

The Independent Care Review,

One of several reports produced as part of the Scottish Independent Care Review, this report demonstrates the current legislative framework of the Scottish care system and how it must change to achieve The Promise.

The Independent Care Review,

One of several reports produced as part of the Scottish Independent Care Review, The Promise sets out an overall view of what the new approach to children's care in Scotland should be.

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After its launch, several organizations issued statements in support of the Scottish Independent Care Review and its call to action, outlining their commitment to ensuring the rights and wellbeing of children and families in Scotland and listening to their voices.

Ron Powell, Elizabeth Estes, Alex Briscoe - Policy Analysis for California Education,

This brief identifies the steps necessary to realize an integrated system of care, reviews two current approaches, and makes recommendations—including specifying policy reforms that would promote interagency collaboration, integration, service delivery, and improved outcomes for California’s children, both with and without disabilities.