As part of its Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Initiative, BCN, along with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) and the National Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) – an interagency platform of national child protection stakeholders - convened a national consultative workshop on 11 and 12 November 2014. The national consultative workshop sought to jointly identify knowledge, awareness and technical gaps which may be hindering children’s care reform and identifying national priorities for action. The main focus areas of the consultation were:
- strengthening capacity for family strengthening and alternative care;
- evidence building and sharing around family strengthening and alternative care;
- strengthening advocacy for family strengthening and alternative care.
This report from the workshop presents the priorities for action identified by the workshop participants, including: strengthening capacity for family strengthening and alternative care, evidence building and sharing, and strengthening advocacy.