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This article examines the extent to which two key child rights principles enshrined in the Convention have been incorporated into the domestic law of seven South Asian countries: (a) the obligation to undertake active measures to prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their families and (b) the placing of a child in alternative care as a measure of last resort.
The purpose of this study is to describe the emotional and behavioural status and the associated factors among inmates aged 11-16 years of children’s homes in the Gampaha Probationary Division of Sri Lanka.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the emotional and behavioral problems of children living in child care institutions (CCIs) in Kandy District, Sri Lanka, and to explore associated factors.
This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Family for Every Child is looking for an experienced researcher to produce a report on the context for children in Sri Lanka, including recommendations for strong CSOs working on care for children.
This article from the Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond Special Issue on Aftercare explores the outcomes for young people who have transitioned out of alternative care and into independent living in Sri Lanka and the need for policy changes to better meet their needs.
This 10th issue of the Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond (ICEB) journal, released in September 2018, is a Special Focus issue on ‘Aftercare.’
Prepared for the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February 2018, this report tracks progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries.
This outline of alternative care, both conceptually and in the Sri Lankan context, provides insight into both the current system and what efforts are yielding results.
Findings from a Dutch television program have inspired the Government of Netherlands to call for an investigation into the irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka. Investigative journalists claim that at least 11,000 babies from Sri Lanka adopted by foreign couples were either bought or stolen from their parents.