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Child Protection: Digital opportunities, challenges and innovations across the Region

In June 2020, the Child Protection section of UNICEF’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) conducted a survey across every country in the Region to find out how governments and partners have been using digital technology to respond to child protection issues during the COVID-19...

The role of small-scale residential care for children in the transition from institutional- to community-based care and in the continuum of care in the Europe and Central Asia Region

The White Paper summarizes evidence on the current use and impact of small-scale residential care (also: ‘SSRC’) and offers guidance on how to enable all children to grow up in a loving and table family environment. It aims to promote better decision-making among policy-makers, local governments,...

Lessons Learned and Recommendations to Strengthen Families and End Institutionalisation for Children in Europe

To maximise the potential of the European Union and realise the vision where no child grows up in institutional care, civil society organisations across EU Member States, pre-accession countries and neighbourhood countries came together under a pan-European campaign: Opening Doors for Europe’s...

Anti-Refugee Sentiment without Refugees: Human Rights Violations and Social Work in Post-Socialist Countries of Southeastern Europe in their Social Contexts

In the article, the authors pose a question: to what extent can we speak of social work practice in support of refugees in post-socialist Southeastern Europe given that in the region, which was part of the Balkans Humanitarian Corridor in 2015 and 2016, state-supported social work practice is very...

Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World - Middle East and Asia

Readers are offered glimpses of what child protection and child care looks like in this region.

Let Children be Children: Lessons from the Field on the Protection and Integration of Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe

Learnings from 16 case studies from 12 countries are intended to inform and promote a stronger rights-based approach in practice and advise policy-makers on investments needed.

Child Protection Social Work Workforce in Georgia and Countries of CEE/CIS Region

Social work is a relatively new profession within the region. A review of the social service workforce in 21 countries illustrates the diversity of the social work workforce framework and its composition, recognizing a variety of functions, levels of education and regulation in both governmental...

Toolkit on Mapping Legal, Health and Social Services Responses to Child Maltreatment

This toolkit contains tips, recommended practices and resources for academics and decision-makers in child protection who are interested in conducting national or regional surveillance of agency response to child maltreatment and child maltreatment incidence through the collection of administrative...

Ending Violence in Childhood

A total of 75% of the world's children have experienced some form of violence. This report makes recommendations for addressing the issue through local action to promote child rights and prevent violence.

Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World: European Perspectives

Five emergent themes about residential child and youth care in Europe are highlighted in this report.

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