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.
This document has been produced as part of the regional learning platform on care in Eastern and Southern Africa. The platform and its corresponding documentation were planned and conceptualised by UNICEF Eastern and Southern African Regional Office (ESARO) and Changing the Way We CareSM (CTWWC).
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- Preventing Family Separation During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda
- Reintegration from Residential Care to Kinship Care During COVID-19