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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Kathryn Leslie - Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children,

This presentation provides an overview of recent efforts and developments to end violence against children in all care settings around the world. Persisting global challenges and opportunities at the national, regional and global levels to end violence against children are also identified.

Rebecca Theuri & Isabel de Bruin Cardoso - Save the Children & Maestral International/East African Community,

This presentation provides a background on the East African Community (EAC) Child Policy (2016) and describes the minimum standards and corresponding framework and strategies for providing services to children and young people within the East African Community. ​

Akua Boatemaa Duah - Challenging Heights,

This presentation describes the social protection interventions being implemented to support children in Ghana, as well as the benefits and challenges experienced in administering these programs. 

Beatrice Ongalo – SOS Children’s Villages,

This presentation describes the issue of violence against children in alternative care settings in East and Southern Africa and offers recommendations on how to strengthen the care workforce to ensure it is equipped to prevent and respond to violence against children in alternative care.

Ruth Koshal - Girls Not Brides,

This Girls Not Brides presentation provides an overview of child marriage, its impact and relationship to violence against children and alternative care, offering recommendations for research, policy, and practice at global, regional, and national levels when it comes to preventing child marriage and responding to those impacted.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation,

The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book urges policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation’s economy as adults.

T.J. Mudau, O.S. Obadire, and C. Mananga - Journal of Human Ecology,

The study explored the health challenges faced by orphans living with extended families in South Africa. 

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Esther Arenas-Arroyo - IZA Institute for Labor Economics,

This study investigates how the intensification of immigration enforcement in the United States contributes to higher rates of undocumented immigrant children entering the foster care system. 

Kelley Bunkers & Suzanne Andrews - 4Children/CRS,

This case study describes the coordinated care and case management system for highly vulnerable children and their caregivers implemented by the Yekokeb Berhan program in Ethiopia.

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights,

This issue paper examines family reunification for refugees as a pressing human rights issue, advising states to re-examine their laws, policies and practices relating to family reunification for refugees.