Welcome to the BCN Practitioner Library, an online library containing practitioner-related resources organised around the components of the care system. The library's puzzle design demonstrates how the care system is the sum of many integrated parts and points to the importance of the systems strengthening agenda. As you explore the puzzle, you will find basic information, tools, videos, articles, and other resources related to each component and subcomponent of the care system. Please note that this practitioner library is still in development.

Implementation Mechanisms

Children Sitting and Smiling

Implementation mechanisms are the mechanisms established by governments to translate their laws and policies relating to children’s care into practice. Implementation mechanisms include the authorised bodies and officials who have specific powers, mandates and responsibilities for children’s care and protection. Implementation mechanisms also include the procedures for identifying and directing children/families to appropriate support and for regulating and monitoring the intervention service system.  


This section contains resources that relate to the implementation of the laws and policies pertaining to children’s care. It includes resources about mandated authorities, gatekeeping, monitoring, and the oversight of alternative care services. 



Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children