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This small pilot project was conducted to start to understand and compare the situation of grandmothers caring for children in a diverse range of countries when their parents are in prison.
This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
"A pilot foster care project will be undertaken over the next year as the [Jamaican] Government moves to place more children under State care in stable family settings," according to this article from the Jamaica Observer.
The overall purpose of this consultancy will be to finalise the 5 -year strategic document on violence against children for CARICOM Region.
The Christian Alliance for Orphans has offered this challenge grant opportunity to spark innovation as child-serving organizations create or expand effective family care solutions for children. The organizations have reported their progress in a series of videos.
"Orphanages have become a lucrative business in developing countries, leading to the trafficking of children to fill them," says this article from Thomson Reuters Foundation.
The government of Trinidad and Tobago has completed its draft National Child Policy, according to this article from Newsday.
This fact sheet presents country-specific data from the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in Haiti.
The government of Haiti has set out "to improve the deplorable status of the country’s children," through a partnership between the state child welfare agency and several international child-service organizations, by beginning to build a foster care system in the country, according to this article from the Washington Post.
According to this article from Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, the Children Authority in Tobago plans to regularize foster care and promote kinship care in the country.