The informal structures and supports that make an important contribution to the care system. These often exist at the community level and include customary caregiving practices, including informal kinship care and informal social support, such as that provided by community associations, places of worship, faith-based organisations and practices stemming from cultural obligations (such as from collectivism). Resources that relate to community, customary and other informal practices that provide or enable children to receive adequate care in their family and/or community can be found in this section.
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.
Protecting Cambodia’s Children? The Role of Commune Committees for Women and Children and Informal Community-based Child Protection Mechanisms in Cambodia
A Sense of Belonging: Understanding and improving informal alternative care mechanisms to increase the care and protection of children
Understanding and Improving Informal Alternative Care Mechanisms: Kinship care in West Central Africa
"Watoto Ndio Taifa la Kesho" Children are the nation of the future - Save the Children's Research Initiative: Understanding and improving informal alternative care mechanism to increase the care and protection of children