Data and Monitoring Tools

Monitoring and research are essential processes in ensuring the relevance and effectiveness of programs, and the scope and type of service provision. They are integral components of analysis, strategic planning, and implementation for government and non-governmental organisations seeking to effect change, support or provide services.

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Mary V. Greiner, Sarah J. Beal, Judith W. Dexheimer, Parth Divekar, Vikash Patel, Eric S. Hall - Pediatrics,

In this case study, the authors address a critical component of health care delivery for a vulnerable population by describing a process of developing an information sharing system between health care and child welfare organizations in collaboration with child protection community partners in the US.

Mary Elizabeth Rauktis, Margarida Rangel Henriques, Maria Acciaiuoli Barbosa‐Ducharne, Orlanda Cruz, Marina S. Lemos, Julia Lee - International Journal of Social Welfare,

This article describes the process of revising a measure of out‐of‐home living restrictiveness to be culturally congruent for Portugal, providing preliminary data on validity and reliability, and discusses the feasibility of using this measure in Portugal.

Shamra Boel-Studt, Jonathan C. Huefner, Hui Huang - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this article is to offer a working blue print to guide the adaptation of quality initiatives aimed at transforming residential care in other child welfare organizations or jurisdictions while taking into consideration the fit of such initiatives within the service environment and the complexities of system-wide change.

Jade Hooper, Linda Cusworth, Helen Whincup - Universities of Stirling, York, and Lancaster in collaboration with Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland,

This report on the linkage of Children Looked After Statistics (CLAS) with data from Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) is one strand of the Permanently Progressing? study. The study is the first in Scotland to investigate decision making, permanence, progress, outcomes and belonging for children who became ‘looked after’ at home, or away from home (with kinship carers, foster carers or prospective adopters) when they were aged five and under.

Annie E. Casey Foundation,

This Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores how the child population, and childhood experience, of the US has changed since 1990. It also presents national and state data on 16 indicators of child well-being across four domains — health, education, family and community and economic well-being.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This paper from the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action summarises findings from an initial scoping study, which seeks to review how child protection outcomes are captured when monitoring multi-purpose humanitarian cash programmes. The paper proposes a theory of change of the possible links between cash and child protection to inform the development of a monitoring strategy, including hypotheses that humanitarian cash might contribute to prevention of family separation, reduction of family violence, and supporting foster and temporary caregivers to care for separated and unaccompanied children.

Sandra Dewi Arifiani, Sri Andini Handayani, Monique Baumont, Cyril Bennouna, Santi Kusumaningrum - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This scoping review was undertaken to map survey methodologies for violence against children (VAC) measurement in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries and to identify key considerations for developing both methodologically sound and culturally appropriate VAC surveys in Indonesia and similar contexts.

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance,

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance hosted the 6th Annual Social Service Workforce Strengthening Symposium on the topic of using evidence as a catalyst for advocacy efforts to support the social service workforce.

Melissa J. Green, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The objective of this study was to determine the minimum set of cross-agency indicators that could accurately classify placement in out-of-home-care (OOHC) in Australia before age 13–14 years.

UK Department for Education,

This document provides a guide to looked after children statistics published by the UK Department for Education.