Roofs and Roots. The Care of Separated Children in the Developing World

David Tolfree

WHAT:  Save the Children’s research and analysis of residential care services and the need for alternative non-institutional approaches for children separated from their families.  This book examines policy and practices from work in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern and Central Europe.

WHO:  Policy makers and social and community workers involved in institutional and community based care of children

WHERE:  Global relevance

WHY:  This book gives an in-depth overview of the arguments against residential care and provides the basis for expansion of alternative approaches to caring for separated children.  It focuses on the traditional roles and new responsibilities agencies (national and international non-governmental organizations) have in supporting alternative, community-based forms of care.