Africa

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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Faith to Action Initiative,

This case study documents the successful transition of Beautiful Gate, a children's home in Cape Town, South Africa, from the orphanage model to a family-based and community-based approach. 

Alhassan Abdullah,

This article explores neighbour protective intervention (protective informal social control) in child neglect. It draws on narrative interviews with seventeen female parents from seven settlements in Ghana.

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform,

Join us on the April 13 from 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Nairobi time to better understand how people with lived experiences of care systems can engage with different aspects of care reform. 

Changing the Way We Care,

This case study focuses on kinship care in the Kenya context.

Nicole Petrowski, Claudia Cappa, Antoine Deliege, Muhammad Rafiq Khan,

The purpose of this article is to provide information on the residential care facilities that operate in Ghana in terms of their licensing status, staffing, child safeguarding, and protection policies, as well as the safety and suitability of the premises. The article also describes the demographic profiles of the children who live in such facilities and provides an overview of the care they received and their well-being.

Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, Pascal Agbadi, Antione Deliege,

There is limited evidence on family reintegration for children who have been in residential care within the African context. The goal of this study is to find out what factors impact reintegrated institutionalized children’s desire to remain with their biological parents or extended family.

Emily Delap of Child Frontiers, UNICEF South Africa, UNICEF Mozambique, UNICEF ESARO, CTWWC,

Social protection is increasingly being used in Eastern and Southern Africa to address economic and social vulnerability. Many governments in the region are also engaged in care reform to prevent family separation, support families to care for children well and provide quality alternative care. The same frontline workers are also often engaged in these two streams of work. This paper provides an outline of the key concepts and processes involved in social protection system strengthening and care reform and makes an argument for encouraging greater synergies between these two systems.

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

This is the first monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in March 2022. 

The Guardian,

More than 6000 people have left their homes as renewed violence in the Casamance region spills into the Gambia

Oluwabunmi L. Niyi-Gafar, Olanike S. Adelakun,

This article examines the challenges that internally displaced children face in the midst of COVID-19. The article investigates the level of protection that the displaced children have and what social and medical mechanisms have been put in place to cater for them during the pandemic.