De-Institutionalizing and Transforming Children's Services: A Guide to Good Practice

European Commission Daphne Programme, WHO Regional Office, University of Birmingham

WHAT:  Comprehensive manual on the theory and process of deinstutionalization based on the experiences of childcare professionals across the European region.  Contains chapters on gathering support for deinstitutionalization, assessing needs, designing alternative care, transferring resources, and preparing children and staff.  

WHO:  Policy makers and social and community workers involved in care provision and placements.

WHERE:  This document is based on research across the CEE/CIS, however the lessons learnt and recommendations have global relevance.

WHY:  Provides a model for deinstitutionalization with detailed guidance on how to undertake the process, with useful case studies and tools.