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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The Commission on Young Lives,

This report highlights the changing characteristics of children in and on the ‘edge of care’, including unaccompanied minors, increasing numbers of young people with unmet complex needs and BAME young people.

Eurochild and UNICEF,

This report was conceptualised jointly by Eurochild and the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) and builds on the Eurochild report on alternative care in Europe published in 2009. It also includes a full set of country profiles.

Emiel Coltof and Abigail Munroe,

This Global Thematic Review examines the growing evidence of the links between the institutionalisation of children and human trafficking. It highlights how the relationship between the two compounds the harmful nature of both phenomena and offers insight into the global response needed.

Hope and Homes for Children,

Más Allá del Cuidado Institucional proporciona un marco para que los gobiernos desarrollen su propia hoja de ruta para la reforma de sus sistemas de protección y cuidado infantil y la desinstitucionalización. Esperamos que esto inspire el diálogo, guíe las conversaciones entre grupos interministeriales y en la sociedad, oriente a grupos
multidisciplinarios de todos los niveles en la creación de su propia evaluación y ayude en la planificación de su propia hoja de ruta para el cambio.

Changing the Way We Care,

This document presents a set of minimum standards of care, which it is recommended that residential care facilities (RCFs) strive to adopt, particularly those RCFs engaged with or receiving support from CRS. The standards are designed to be applicable to a variety of residential care settings and are recommended to be used to promote care practices and approaches that contribute to positive child well-being.

Hope and Homes for Children,

This report provides a framework for governments to develop their own roadmap for child protection and care system reform and deinstitutionalisation. The authors hope that it will inspire a conversation, guide inter-ministerial and cross society dialogue, support multidisciplinary groups at all levels to frame their own assessment, and plan their own roadmap for change.

Changing the Way We Care,

Describes multiple points for verification of results, key considerations for qualitative analysis and considerations to define audiences for using results.

Changing the Way We Care,

Brief introduction to the assessment framework, guidance document, training modules, background, and method.

Changing the Way We Care,

This toolkit includes guidance for implementing the care system assessment, the assessment framework itself, and corresponding training materials. Together, this guidance document, the framework and training resources are intended to support stakeholders to plan and conduct an assessment, use assessment results to develop a national strategy and, over time, monitor progress in strengthening national care systems.