Reintegration from Residential to Kinship Care in Uganda

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care

This case study details the experience of Attim, a 54-year-old grandmother from Eastern Uganda who provides care for her grandchildren after they left residential care. Social workers in Uganda often find that placement with extended family members is the most appropriate option for children leaving residential care. 

This case also details that the successful reintegration from residential to kinship care requires preparing families well so that they have realistic expectations around the challenges that they may face.