Keo Ravy
Children in Families
National Director/Stakeholder Relations Advisor
"We learn to be flexible and creative when working directly with clients. As a practitioner, we have to be willing to try new things and explore new possibilities."
Keo Ravy

Background Information

  • Associate degree in Accounting 
  • Diploma in pedagogy and technical education extension 

Training completed on child safe, advance counseling, administration, labor law, financial sustainability, parenting, child rights, governance, people care, project planning and design, child wellbeing and protection, practical social work skills, play and creative therapies, trauma informed parenting, computing, reconciliation and leadership development 

Our Interview With Practitioner

What are the most important things you’ve learned from this work?

What works:

  • Train families and share knowledge and provide extra consultation on parenting to families 

  • Find suitable families for abandoned children 

  • Domestic adoption provides legal identity and stability for children 

Why does it work?

  • The transfer of knowledge helps provide wider knowledge to stakeholders. 

  • Needs assessment is always key to identifying and responding to the needs and type of support a family and child may need 

What doesn't work?

  • Slow/stagnant progress of collaboration with the judges which has push for more relationship building 

  • Collect information and reflect on the learning in order to explore the best and relevant way to meet the needs of family/child 

What are the two most helpful resources or tools in your work?
  • Data collection is key especially on clients to inform sound judgement/conclusion of the case 

  • Communication is essential which enhances the influence and impact of the work 

  • Domestic adoption process and experience can be shared with others 

What are the best approaches for supporting families?


Where They Operate

Key Areas of Work

Family Strengthening/Family Preservation
Family-Based Alternative Care

Languages Spoken

ខ្មែរ (Khmer)

Practitioner Resources

Better Care Network

In this video Children in Families social workers share their experience of using a cluster model to enhance the social support available to foster carers in Cambodia whilst reducing the demands placed on organisational resources.

ISS Australia, UNICEF, ISS

This report presents a needs assessment which provides a summary of the situation of children with disabilities who are living in residential care institutions and in communities in Cambodia and proposes seven key recommendations and relevant concrete actions for the short, medium and long term to improve the quality of care of children with disabilities living in institutions and to ensure that they have better access to basic services and are living in a protective environment.