Social Protection Policies and Programmes

Poverty affects both the quality and length of children’s lives, reduces the ability of families to adequately provide for their children, and is a significant cause of family breakdown and child separation. Social assistance programmes aim to reduce child poverty and act as a safety net for families with minimal resources.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 456

UNICEF - ESARO Regional Learning Platform,

This webinar explored the importance of working across sectors to enable effective care reforms.  Speakers focused in particular on work with social protection and education sectors, drawing on examples from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Rwanda.

Mark Henrickson,

Bringing together interdisciplinary scholarship, Mark Henrickson argues that it is essential to understand and critique social work’s origins in order to work out what to retain and what must change if we are to achieve the vision of a truly global profession.

Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme pour les droits de l'homme,

Le présent rapport est soumis conformément à la résolution 52/39 du Conseil des droits de l'homme. Il donne un aperçu de la situation des droits humains en Haïti. La situation des droits humains en Haïti s'est fortement détériorée au cours de la période, principalement en raison de la violence endémique des gangs. Le rapport met en lumière les principaux développements liés aux institutions de l'État de droit, à la police, à la justice et au système pénitencier. Des progrès ont été réalisés dans ce domaine, mais des défis persistent.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,

This report provides an overview of the human rights situation in Haiti which has sharply deteriorated over the period, mainly due to endemic gang violence. The report highlights the main developments related to rule of law institutions, the police, justice, and penitentiary systems.

The Commonwealth,

This 2023 update report is published during the Commonwealth Year of Youth and for the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Youth Programme and will support policy-makers, governments and the public to reflect on progress made over more than a decade and to develop new strategies for strengthening the enabling environment for youth empowerment.

European Commission,

This document presents an overview of the first version of the EU monitoring framework for the European Child Guarantee (ECG). It was developed by the Indicators’ Sub-Group (ISG) of the Social Protection Committee (SPC) and the European Commission, and endorsed by the SPC in November 2023.

The National Council for Children's Services, Republic of Kenya,

These guidelines provide minimum standards to be adhered to in the provision of Child Welfare Programmes; The guidelines will also provide a framework within which state and non-state actors shall develop, design, and implement childcare and welfare programmes to enhance child rights, strengthen family and community-based care.

Alex McTier, Mihaela Manole, Jane Scott, Emma Young, Nadine Fowler, Leanne McIver, Carol Ann Anderson, Robert Porter, Heather Ottaway - CELCIS,

This report explores, through responses to an online survey, interviews and focus groups, the opportunities, challenges, barriers and facilitators that members of the workforce identify as factors which bring about high quality experiences and outcomes for children, young people and families using services; close multi-agency working between practitioners across different services; continuity of support when young people transition to adult services; high quality support for the workforce and transformational change in services.

Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, Ethiopia,

Recognizing the increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and the need to provide standardized and quality alternative childcare and support services, The Ministry of Women and Social Affairs (MOWSA) in collaboration with pertinen

M.A. Suhel, Vinay Kumar,

The article explores the notion of deinstitutionalization, emphasising its importance in post-conflict areas and emphasising the value of a personalised social work approach in promoting the welfare of children and young people impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war conflict.