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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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,

This report presents statistics on state and territory child protection and family support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services.

Fadzai Chikwava, Reinie Cordier, Anna Ferrante, Melissa O’Donnell, Renée Speyer, Lauren Parsons - PLOS One,

Over the past decade there has been a marked growth in the use of linked population administrative data for child protection research. This is the first systematic review of studies to report on research design and statistical methods used where population-based administrative data is integrated with longitudinal data in child protection settings.

Annie E. Casey Foundation,

The 32nd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before — and during — the coronavirus pandemic.

Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems,

This series of 3 training sessions is based on the newly developed handbook on “Civil Registration, Vital Statistics, Identity Management: Communication for Development targeting CRVS practitioners in LMICs,” which provides guidance on the use of different tools to research, design, implement strategies and measure Social and Behavior Change/ Communication for Development.

Beth Coulthard, John Mallett, and Brian Taylor - Societies,

This article examines the reasons that child protection has not achieved gains made within comparable professions through statistical methods.


In response to the need for accurate and reliable statistics on children in residential care, UNICEF has developed the first-ever comprehensive methodology to collect data on children living in residential care settings by applying a number of preexisting tools from international survey programmes, such as the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other validated instruments, to an institutional population.


This video is a recording of the virtual launch of the data collection protocol on children in residential care, held by UNICEF on 3 December 2020.

Tonino Esposito, Martin Chabot, Nico Trocmé, John D. Fluke, Ashleigh Delaye, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study, the largest of its kind in Canada, examines when and for whom recurring conditions of neglect were most likely to occur for all children involved with child protection in the province of Quebec over a span of fifteen years.

UNICEF Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring,

This brochure from UNICEF provides an overview of child marriage in the Sahel, a region spanning the northern portion of sub-Saharan Africa.

Davara Lee Bennett, Kate E Mason, Daniela K Schlüter, S Wickham, Eric TC Lai, Alexandros Alexiou, Ben Barr, David Taylor-Robinson - BMJ Open,

The purpose of this study was to assess trends in inequalities in Children Looked After (CLA) in England between 2004 and 2019, after controlling for unemployment, a marker of recession and risk factor for child maltreatment.