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.

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Philip D. Jaffé & Snejana Sulima - The Center of Research in Child-Parent Interaction (CICOP) ,

This special issue of the journal Today's Children are Tomorrow's Parents explores the issue of children deprived of liberty, or the detention of children, around the globe from the perspective of experts from various disciplines. 

Helen Connolly, Richard Crellin and Rupinder Parhar - University of Bedfordshire & The Children's Society,

This updated report presents the findings and recommendations from a study investigating the situation and experience of unaccompanied children in the UK's legal system. 

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - Commonwealth of Australia,

This interim report from the Parliament of Australia's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade presents its recommendations on the adoption of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, with consideration to the trafficking, forced labor and child exploitation through orphanage tourism. 

Kath McFarlane - Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology,

This article describes the findings of a four-year study with a cohort of children in out-of-home care in New South Wales and their experiences with the criminal justice system. 

Sadie King, Matt Gieve, Giorgia Iacopini, Anna Sophie Hahne, Heather Stradling – The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations,

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the UK's Adoption Support Fund undertaken by the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.

Montserrat Fargas-Malet & Dominic McSherry - The British Journal of Social Work,

This article presents the findings from the Mind Your Health study conducted in Northern Ireland, which analyzes the experiences of young people in care and their carers in accessing and engaging in mental health services. 

Joseph Lelliott - International Journal of Refugee Law,

This article explores the protection of smuggled and trafficked unaccompanied minors under the United Nations Protocols against the Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons and calls for a more substantive protection-based framework to address the issue. 

James Bell Associates with the Urban Institute - National Home Visiting Resource Center,

The 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook presents, for the first time, the most comprehensive picture available of home visiting on the national and state levels, revealing the breadth of home visiting in the United States and identifying the gaps in practice. 

Kathryn McMillan QC & Megan Davis,

This independent review into Queensland's youth detention centres examined the practices, operation and oversight of the state's two youth detention centres in Townsville and Brisbane, in addition to evaluating the effectiveness of programs and services delivered in Queensland's youth detention centres.

Jonna Karlsson - UNICEF,

This UNICEF presentation describes the need for social service workforce strengthening in East and Southern Africa and presents recommendations based on a case example from Rwanda.