Social Welfare Systems

While multiple parties may provide social services for children, the Government has overall responsibility to ensure that essential child protection services are provided and coordinated. A large part of a social welfare system should focus on prevention of child separation through targeted support to families, both financial and otherwise. A social welfare system must also provide appropriate alternative care for children who cannot be cared for in their biological families. 

Child care and protection policies regulate the care of children, including good practice guidelines for the implementation of services, and…
Standards of care are approved criteria for measuring and monitoring the management, provision and quality of child care services and their outcomes
Monitoring and research are essential processes in ensuring the relevance and effectiveness of programs    
The literature in this section focuses on budget and cost analysis pertaining to children’s care
Social assistance programmes aim to reduce child poverty and act as a safety net for families with minimal resources
Social welfare sector reform is increasingly common, particularly in transitional countries in Central and Eastern Europe
The resources in this section focus on non-formal mechanisms to respond to the situations of children who are without adequate family care
This section includes documentation of social service workforce strengthening, including regulation, trainings and tools