National Standards for Foster Care in Ghana

UNICEF Ghana, Department of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection

These Standards for Foster Care are available to all stakeholders engaged in the protection, care and support of children where foster care provision may be required. These Standards are intended to guide social workers and other service providers in monitoring foster care services. The primary aim of these Standards is to ensure that the best interests of the child are sought when a child is placed in foster care. These Standards will lay the foundation for ensuring that foster care is a viable alternative care solution for children in need of care and protection.