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Guidelines on Assessing the Best Interests of the Child

One of UNHCR’s key priorities is to protect and promote the rights of all children falling under its mandate. In order to achieve this, UNHCR and its partners must support the strengthening or establishment of comprehensive child protection systems. A best interests determination (BID) describes the formal process, with strict safeguards, that UNHCR has established for decision-making.

Author(s): 
UNHCR
Year of Publication: 
2018

Quick Guide to the New 2018 Guidelines on Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child

UNHCR has updated its Guidelines on Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child (Best Interests Procedure (BIP) Guidelines). The BIP Guidelines combine a conceptual framework of the best interests of the child with field-driven, operational guidance to provide one consolidated, practical frame of reference for staff and partners in the field. They are based on extensive consultation with UNHCR and partners, and replace the 2008 Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child and the accompanying Field Handbook. 

Author(s): 
UNHCR
Year of Publication: 
2018

Providing Effective Supervision: A workforce development tool, including a unit of competence and supporting guidance

High quality supervision is one of the most important drivers in ensuring positive outcomes for people who use social are and children’s services. It also has a crucial role to play in the development, retention and motivation of the workforce. We also know that managers want us to do more to develop their contribution to delivering the very best services.

Author(s): 
Skills for Care
Year of Publication: 
2007

Child Friendly Spaces Impact Across Five Humanitarian Settings: A meta analysis

Humanitarian crises present major threats to the wellbeing of children. These threats include risks of violence, abduction and abuse, emotional distress and the disruption of development. Humanitarian response efforts frequently address these threats through psychosocial programming. Systematic reviews have demonstrated the weak evidence-base regarding the impact of such interventions. This analysis assesses the impact of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), one such commonly implemented intervention after humanitarian emergencies.

Author(s): 
Hermosilla S, Metzler J, Savage K, Musa M, Ager A
Year of Publication: 
2019

Multi-Country Review of the State of the Social Service Workforce in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Data from this review in eight countries is intended to guide and assist country-level action plans to strengthen the social service workforce.

Author(s): 
UNICEF MENA, Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, Maestral International
Year of Publication: 
2019

A Goal Within Reach: Ending the institutionalization of children to ensure no one is left behind

Children and young people who, for various reasons, live without the care of their parents or those who are at risk of losing it are the most exposed to poverty, discrimination, and exclusion – factors that, in turn, can make them more vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and abandonment. The difficult transition to autonomous and independent life which faces these young people is a topic about which there is little understanding globally.

Author(s): 
Lumos
Year of Publication: 
2019

Good Professional Practices for Promoting Positive Parenting and Child Participation in the Reunification Processes

This study was conducted with 106 professionals who work in the child protection system in Spain. The results show a high degree of consensus among professionals regarding the following practices: (a) incorporating positive parenting into family reunification processes; (b) training the biological parents in parenting skills; and (c) promoting the active participation of children in foster care and reunification.

Author(s): 
Ainoa Mateos Inchaurrondo, Nuria Fuentes‐Peláez, Crescencia Pastor Vicente, Anna Mundet Bolós
Year of Publication: 
2018

Communicating with Children in Court: A useful guide in child protection

Professionals working in criminal and family courts often say that they feel ill-prepared to communicate with children and young people. This tool provides practical suggestions and guidance for practitioners in communicating with children in court.

Author(s): 
Burns, Kenneth; O'Mahony, Conor; McAuley, Carley; Ó Súilleabháin, Fiachra; O'Callaghan, Elaine
Year of Publication: 
2019

The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems in Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba has one of the highest rates of children taken into care of child welfare services in the world, and also one of the highest youth incarceration rates in Canada. Policy-makers recognize there is overlap between these systems. This article aims to investigate some of those reasons, and also what types of supports are needed for practitioners and parents to decrease this rate.

Author(s): 
Marni Brownell, Nathan Nickel, Lorna Turnbull, Wendy Au, Leonard MacWilliam, Oke Ekuma, Jeff Valdivia, Scott McCulloch, Janelle Boram Lee
Year of Publication: 
2018

Mind the Gap: Factors that can support responses to offending in residential child care and the challenges of implementation

There has been longstanding concern about the overrepresentation of care leavers in the criminal justice system and the fact that the behaviours of care experienced children are more likely to come to the attention of the police and to attract a criminalising response.

Author(s): 
Deborah Nolan and Joe Gibb - Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care
Year of Publication: 
2018

Successful OVC Transition: Learning from 4Children's Lesotho Experiences

This learning brief captures the experience of transitioning a large USAD-funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project from one USAID grantee to another. It shares the key steps and the critical success factors that enabled a smooth transition process, including undertaking project start up, contracting implementing agencies, implementing administrative processes, recruitment and training, and – most importantly - the management of the transfer of a large OVC caseload, with minimum disruption to service provision nor negative impact on beneficiaries.

Author(s): 
4Children
Year of Publication: 
2019

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