This country page features an interactive, icon-based data dashboard providing a national-level overview of the status of children’s care and care reform efforts (a “Country Care Snapshot”), along with a list of resources and organizations in the country.
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Summary of the outcome of mapping and assessing Kenya’s child protection system: Strengths, weaknesses and recommendations
Determinants of Implementing Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Case of Isiolo County, Kenya
Prevalence and number of children living in institutional care: global, regional, and country estimates
School Enrolment and Attendance for Children with Disabilities in Kenya: An Examination of Household Survey Data
Child Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers’ Role in Kenya and Its Implications on Global Migration
The Dark Side of the Internet for Children: Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Kenya - A Rapid Assessment Report
Exploring the Nexus between Social Capital and Individual Biographies of “Care leavers” in Nairobi, Kenya: A Life Course Perspective
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Institutionalization of Children and Alternative Family-Based Care Options for Children in Kenya
Data for this country care snapshot was contributed by consultants with Maestral International.
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Join the Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative Platform Task Force on Family Reunification and Reintegration on a virtual panel on country examples of family reintegration in India, Uganda and Kenya.
The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar with policy makers and practitioners from Eastern and Southern Africa explain what care reform is, why it is so important, how to begin care reform and key lessons learnt from successful care reform programmes.
The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar on September 20, 2022, with experts from across Eastern and Southern Africa to share lessons learnt about care reform from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform hosted a webinar on September 20, 2022, with panel of experts who explored how the social service workforce can be strengthened to support care reform in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The Journey of Change and Safe Closure case story demonstrates the process of early engagement and awareness to supporting the long-term reintegration of children in families.
This is the monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in September 2022.
In this video, Anne Kinuthia, shares how social work practitioners from Kivuli, a residential care service provider in Kenya, used a simple, fun, and non-threatening activity called My Say to help children, families and staff, surface and process their emotions during the organization’s transition.
Children are increasingly involved in sand mining in East Africa. The illegal sand trade occurs in mostly remote areas, hidden from sight and out of reach of anti-child labour advocacy campaigns. That makes it hard to determine the exact number of youngsters involved.
This short document describes the process of ensuring Kafaalah is considered as a family-based alternative care option within Kenya and the work to promote best practice within the model. It describes the journey of developing a framework and standard operating procedures, beginning with the launch of the Kenyan Guidelines on the Alternative Family Care of Children in 2014. Changing the Way We Care worked with many partners and shares the learning on Kafaalah through this document. Changing the Way We Care is a global initiative implemented by Catholic Relief Services, Maestral International, and other global, national and local partners working together to change the way we care for children around the world.
This webinar hosted by the ESARO Regional Learning Platform, provides nine lessons learned on care reform from the COVID-19 pandemic with examples from Malawi, Uganda and Kenya.