This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Africa. Browse resources by region, country, or category. Resources related particularly to North Africa can also be found on the Middle East and North Africa page.

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Priscilla Gutura, Jeff Zwelithini Khosa,

This paper discusses the role of social workers and community volunteers in providing services to foster care children living with HIV in South Africa.

La Prensa Latina,

Across the region, the rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting climate patterns have led to a surge in displacement amongst vulnerable communities, the UN Children’s Fund said. “This mass displacement has disrupted children’s learning, and exposed children to heightened risks of exploitation such as forced child marriage, child labor, and recruitment into armed groups,” the agency said.

ACERWC, African Union,

Le Comité africain d'experts sur les droits et le bien-être de l'enfant (ACERWC/le Comité), en collaboration avec les États membres de l'Union africaine, les organisations partenaires, les enfants et les jeunes, a lancé la première étude continentale en son genre sur les enfants sans protection parentale (CWPC) en Afrique. L'étude, menée de 2020 à 2022, au milieu de la pandémie de COVID-19, couvre plus de 43 pays dans les cinq régions d'Afrique.

ACERWC, African Union,

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC/the Committee), in collaboration with African Union Member States, partner organizations, children and young people, launches the first of its kind Continental Study on Children Without Parental Care (CWPC) in Africa. The study, conducted from 2020 to 2022, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, covered over 43 countries in the five regions of Africa.

Changing the Way We Care,

Disability inclusion means breaking down barriers to promote a society that values diversity and accessibility for everyone. In 2023, Changing the Way We Care Kenya included a disability inclusion reflection learning exercise aimed at collecting views and feedback, and documenting how the initiative had impacted on lives of caregivers and children with disabilities, and how disability issues were be included in the care reform agenda.

Changing the Way We Care,

Case management is used with both families at risk of separation and those where children have already separated and are in the process of being reintegrated, including biological family or placed into an alternative family (e.g., foster or kinship). The end goal of case management is that children are safe and nurtured within a family that is able to care for them, and access needed services that address risks and increase resilience.   

Changing the Way We Care,

This insight from Changing the Way We Care provides an overview of the household economic strengthening (HES) activities that were part of a holistic family strengthening approach in Kenya.

UNICEF - ESARO Regional Learning Platform,

This webinar introduced new global inter-agency guidance on kinship care. During the webinar, panelists shared key lessons learnt on how to support kinship care, drawing particularly on examples of promising practices from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Brazil.

Rael Ombuor - The Washington Post,

NAIROBI — At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, when up to 12 million people were infected across sub-Saharan Africa, Nyumbani Children’s Home offered a refuge to Kenya’s dying children. Later, the institute, run by a Catholic charity, fought for the first batches of retroviral drugs for its sick toddlers.

The National Council for Children's Services, Republic of Kenya,

These guidelines provide minimum standards to be adhered to in the provision of Child Welfare Programmes; The guidelines will also provide a framework within which state and non-state actors shall develop, design, and implement childcare and welfare programmes to enhance child rights, strengthen family and community-based care.