In this editorial, Ian Forber-Pratt, editor of this tenth anniversary edition of the Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond, gives an of alternative care in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.
Over the past decade, the South Asian region has witnessed remarkable efforts in reforming child protection systems from institutions as the first resort to providing a wide range of family-based.
This tenth anniversary edition of the journal gives a real, raw, and compelling view of UN defined Alternative Care in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Authors from Afghanistan were asked to participate, but due to the current socio-political climate, did not feel comfortable.
This scholarly journal edition seeks to delve into the multifaceted process of child protection system reform by examining the challenges, progress so far, and lessons learned from the past 10 years providing a direction forward.