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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Rushovich, Berenice R.; Murray, Kantahyanee W.; Woodruff, Kristen; Freeman, Pamela Clarkson - Child Welfare Journal,

This article from the Special Issue on Kinship Care of the Child Welfare Journal explores the Family Connections Discretionary Grant Program in the US.

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children,

This briefing highlights how prohibition of all corporal punishment of children in Africa is an essential step towards fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - particularly target 16.2 to end all violence against children, and targets related to health, well-being and quality education - and Africa’s Agenda for Children 2040: Fostering an Africa Fit for Children.

European Youth Parliament,

This Resolution Booklet includes the motions and resolution adopted by the European Youth Parliament at its 2017 meeting.

Amber Peterman, Anastasia (Naomi) Neijhoft, Sarah Cook, Tia M Palermo - Health Policy and Planning,

This paper reviews evidence and develops a framework to understand linkages between non-contributory social safety nets (SSNs) and the experience of childhood emotional, physical and sexual violence in low- and middle-income countries. 

Family for Every Child ,

This document describes the 2017-2020 strategy of Family For Every Child. The Strategy paper highlights the mission and vision of Family For Every Child, provides examples of past work and key lessons, and describes its approach and goals to create change toward better care for children. 

Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative - Psychology, Health and Medicine,

This Special Issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine contains fifteen of several papers commissioned by the Know Violence Initiative. Together, these papers illustrate the complexity of violence experienced by children and present evidence-based strategies for addressing and preventing childhood violence. 

Suzanne Andrews - Catholic Relief Services ,

This case study describes the process, methods and results of the approach promoted by World Education’s Bantwana Initiative under two USAID/PEPFAR-funded consortium projects in Uganda: SUNRISE-OVC and STAR-EC. 

A. K. Shiva Kumar et al. - Psychology, Health and Medicine,

This editorial explores the experience and impact of childhood violence around the world and calls for a coordinated and multi-sectoral response to prevent violence, recognizing the need to identify and address the root causes of family separation and institutionalization. 

Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Shawna J. Lee & Joan E. Durrant - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This paper describes promising programs and strategies designed to prevent physical punishment by parents for each of three levels of intervention − indicated, selective, and universal − and summarizes the existing evidence base of each. 

Maestral International, UNICEF,

This guide is aimed at informing policy makers and programme managers working across Eastern and Southern Africa to implement an integrated case management approach to practice with vulnerable children and their families.