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Social Service Workforce Strengthening - Malawi

This document describes the current status of Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening for OVC in Malawi. Topics include: 1) the social welfare system and how it supports OVC; 2) the social welfare workforce for OVC; 3) challenges faced by the social welfare workforce for OVC; 4) efforts to address...

Reforming Social Welfare

This document presents a new development approach for the Malawi Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development and a process of organizational change at the highest level to reform social welfare.  

Mid Term Review of the National Plan of Action for OVC

This document presents findings of a midterm review of the national Action Plan for OVC (NPA for OVC) in Malawi. The NPA is a five year plan with the goal of building and strengthening family, community and government capacities to scale-up response for the survival, growth, protection and...

Strengthening Human Resources and Financing for Child Care and Protection Services

This paper highlights human resource and funding gaps that constrain provision of child care and protection services. It advocates for strengthening of social welfare workforce and funding to improve child care and protection services.  

Human Resources Development Planning Guide - Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children Service Delivery in Uganda

This guide provides an outline for systematic human resources development planning of staff managing and implementing the OVC program at national and local government levels.  

Human Capacity within Child Welfare Systems: The Social work workforce in Africa

The purpose of the study is to inform stakeholders about the opportunities for and constraints on building the social work workforce within the child welfare sector in Africa.  

Advancing Child-Sensitive Social Protection

The joint statement aims to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. It lays out the particular vulnerabilities that children and families face, the ways that social protection can impact children even when not focused on them, and outlines principles and...

Adapting a Systems Approach to Child Protection: Key concepts and considerations

This paper addresses the question of what a child protection system is. UNICEF, as part of its process to move to a more systemic approach in its child protection programming, contracted Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, with the American Humane Society, to review academic and professional...

Child and Youth Care Workers in South Africa Technical Brief

The purpose of this technical brief is to describe the process behind the scale-up of community-based child and youth care workers, including the rationale for its expansion; the proposed regulations for ensuring an educated, trained and qualified CYCW workforce; the plans for supporting this cadre...

National Association of Child Care Workers, Case Study: Care for caregivers

This case study describes a psychosocial support model for Child and Youth Care Workers serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa.

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