Standards of Care

Standards of care are approved criteria for measuring and monitoring the management, provision and quality of child care services and their outcomes. Such standards are required for all child care provision, including day care, kinship, foster and institutional care.

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Nicole Petrowski, Claudia Cappa, Antoine Deliege, Muhammad Rafiq Khan,

The purpose of this article is to provide information on the residential care facilities that operate in Ghana in terms of their licensing status, staffing, child safeguarding, and protection policies, as well as the safety and suitability of the premises. The article also describes the demographic profiles of the children who live in such facilities and provides an overview of the care they received and their well-being.

CELCIS, SOS Children’s Villages,

This resource was developed by SOS Children's Villages Belgium as an annex to the Practice Guidance. This tool provides guidance for social workers working with unaccompanied refugee and migrant children on how to use trauma-informed practices in a culturally sensitive way.

CELCIS, SOS Children’s Villages,

The Practice Guidance was developed by CELCIS and SOS Children’s Villages as a resource for participants taking part in the “Safe Places, Thriving Children” training. The purpose of this guidance is to improve understanding and practice in relation to working with children and young adults who live in alternative care settings and who may have experienced trauma.

CELCIS, SOS Children’s Villages,

As part of the “Safe Places, Thriving Children” project, SOS Children’s Villages has developed a series of six e-learning modules which aim at increasing participants’ understanding of trauma and its effects on children and young people, and provide guidance on how to act in a more trauma-sensitive way when working with children, young people and families.

CELCIS, SOS Children’s Villages,

The Guidance Document was developed to support organisations taking part in the Organisational Development workshops for the project. Through the workshops, we aim to establish a trauma-informed culture in organisations that care for and support children and young adults in alternative care.

International Social Service,

This document provides guidance on how to apply international standards when working with children and their families impacted by this crisis. The question to be asked, consistently – whatever decision, action or process – is “what is in the best interests of the child?” This applies to situations on the ground that are complex and allow no easy answers.

International Social Service,

Este documento brinda orientación sobre cómo aplicar los estándares internacionales cuando se trabaja con niños y sus familias afectados por esta crisis. La pregunta que se debe hacer, de manera consistente, sea cual sea la decisión, acción o proceso, es "¿qué es lo mejor para el niño?" Esto se aplica a situaciones sobre el terreno que son complejas y no permiten respuestas fáciles.

International Social Service,

Ce document fournit des conseils sur la manière d'appliquer les normes internationales lorsque vous travaillez avec des enfants et leurs familles touchés par cette crise. La question à poser, systématiquement - quelle que soit la décision, l'action ou le processus - est "qu'est-ce qui est dans l'intérêt supérieur de l'enfant?" Cela s'applique à des situations sur le terrain qui sont complexes et ne permettent pas de réponses faciles.

Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) - Kingdom of Cambodia,

This Prakas was drafted in accordance with Cambodia’s policies, standards and regulations to enable the implementation of kinship care and foster care. The Goal of the Prakas is to ensure the best interests of the child and protect the basic rights of the child separated from his/her biological parents and receiving kinship or foster care, so that they are safe and thriving in a warm, loving and happy family environment.

Scottish Government,

The pathway and standards set out what all children in or on the edges of secure care in Scotland should expect across the continuum of intensive supports and services.