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Ethical Challenges Faced by Social Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This new report from the Social Work Ethics Research Group in partnership with the IFSW Ethics Commission draws from 607 survey responses and additional follow-up interviews with participants from 54 countries. The research findings highlight strong commonalities on the challenges that social workers are facing as essential workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Author(s): 
Social Work Ethics Research Group, IFSW Ethics Commission
Year of Publication: 
2020

Checklist to Ensure EU-funded Measures Contribute to Independent Living by Developing and Ensuring Access to Family-based and Community-based Services

This document aims to ensure many more EU citizens benefit from EU funding for inclusion; and to prevent the misuse of EU funds. The purpose of this checklist is to ensure EU funds in the 2021-2027 programming period contribute to independent living and inclusion in the community. More specifically, the checklist supports desk officers to check the consistency of the measures with the legal and policy frameworks. It includes questions on availability and use of social services and interactions with social service workers.

Author(s): 
European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care with Hope and Homes for Children
Year of Publication: 
2019

Rethinking Institutional Care Using Family-Based Alternative Child Care System for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria

This paper is based on field work experience, review of relevant literature and studies on alternative child care system. The reviewers seek to rekindle not just an academic discourse in the field of social work but also a programme development innovation for social workers in the field of child welfare. Findings from the review suggest a range of family-based alternative child care that social workers in Nigeria and other developing societies may well consider in practice and programme intervention.

Author(s): 
Chinwe U. Nnama-Okechukwu & Uzoma, O. Okoye
Year of Publication: 
2019

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 Children. The campaign aimed to support national efforts to develop comprehensive, integrated child protection systems that strengthen families and ensure quality family- and community-based care for children, by leveraging EU funding and policy, and building capacity in civil society.

Author(s): 
Opening Doors for Europe's Children Campaign
Year of Publication: 
2020

Evidence Base for Avoiding Family Separation in Child Welfare Practice- An analysis of current research

There is a large and growing body of research that demonstrates that early experiences of adversity can have harmful impacts on children’s physical, neurological, and psychological development, with effects that can persist into adulthood. This report will present an overview of the current social science literature related to the impact of out-of-home placement and family separation on the wellbeing of children who have experienced maltreatment.

Author(s): 
Alia Innovations, Erin Sugrue
Year of Publication: 
2019

COVID-19 and Child Labour: A time of crisis, a time to act

This report outlines the challenges and potential back-slide in progress toward ending child labour resulting from COVID-19. To mitigate the impact and protect children's rights, several key actions and recommendations are outlined, including deeming the social service workforce as essential service providers and providing adequate funding and protective equipment for them to carry out their work.

Author(s): 
UNICEF, International Labour Organization
Year of Publication: 
2020

Basic Psychosocial Skills: A guide for COVID-19 Responders

Basic psychosocial support skills are at the core of any Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) intervention. Such skills are also indispensable for many others involved in the COVID-19 response, whether they identify as an MHPSS provider or not. Thus, this
guide is meant for all COVID-19 responders.

Author(s): 
IASC
Year of Publication: 
2020

Expedited Case Management Process for Permanent Placement in Families after COVID-19 Lockdown

This document aims to support in determining feasibility of permanent placement and expedite family-based care in families in which children were placed quickly and without proper preparation during COVID-19 lockdown. The goal is for children to remain in their placement after the lockdown ends, if possible, or move to other family placement such as kinship or foster care as appropriate. That means completing the paperwork/procedures for placement, and avoiding readmission to child care institution (CCI) after lockdown ends.

Author(s): 
Miracle Foundation
Year of Publication: 
2020

Keeping Children Safe in Uganda COVID-19 Response

This briefing paper by the "Joining Forces" coalition of ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children's Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision details the increasing impacts of violence, GBV and MHPSS on children and issues messages to governments and donors on actions they can take, including recognizing child protection and MHPSS as an essential service.

Author(s): 
ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children's Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision
Year of Publication: 
2020

Child and Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Violence and COVID-19 Key Considerations and Practical Guidance

This document provides key considerations and practical guidance for case management actors and coordination groups supporting child and adolescent survivors of sexual violence (child and adolescent survivors) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It builds on existing guidance developed by the interagency Child Protection (CP) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) communities.

Author(s): 
Child and Adolescent Survivors Initiative
Year of Publication: 
2020

Social Welfare Workforce: Strengthening for OVC

This document focuses upon the situation of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in Tanzania and describes the current status of Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening for OVC in the country. The report provides an overview of: 1) Tanzania’s social welfare system and how it supports OVC, 2) the social welfare workforce for OVC, 3) the challenges faced by the workforce for OVC, and 4) the efforts to address those challenges.

Author(s): 
USAID
Year of Publication: 
2007

Core Competency Framework for the Protection of Children

This Core Competency Framework has been developed for all disciplines, professions and staff groups undertaking a clinical role within NHS Scotland. The twin aims of the framework are (1) to describe the key areas of child protection work that are common and core across all disciplines, professions and staff groups with a clinical role, and (2) to describe the recommended core knowledge and understanding necessary to support these areas of work.

Year of Publication: 
2011

Training of Child Protection Actors on Key Competencies in Caring for Children in Adversity and their Families: A guide for trainers and child protection actors

This guide has been designed to strengthen the competencies of child protection actors. The first part of the guide is intended for those who train child protection actors and is based on a child protection competency matrix. It presents the training methodology to strengthen essential knowledge, attitudes and skills, including the information and tools needed to facilitate the learning and development of child protection actors.

Author(s): 
Terre des hommes
Year of Publication: 
2018

Child Protection Workforce Strategy 2017-2020

The child protection workforce strategy aligns with the department’s Strategic plan 2017–2018 and People strategy 2020. It draws on a broad range of data and insight. The consultation approach and analysis of data has provided the evidence base for our strategic aim for the child protection workforce, as well as underpinning the child protection workforce strategy framework. This strategy flags the department’s intent to deliberately invest in building a child protection workforce that is best placed to deliver on the reform agenda and to meet the future needs of the community head on.

Author(s): 
State of Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services, Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

Training, Supervision and Career Development

A home visiting needs assessment tool has been developed with several key areas of focus, including on training, supervision and career development. This tool includes questions as an opportunity to reflect on the accessibility and relevance of existing training and supervision for home visitors and supervisors in the program, along with career advancement opportunities.

Author(s): 
Early Childhood Workforce Initiative
Year of Publication: 
2019

National Responses to Adjust Child Protection Systems (COVID 19)

The Child Protection team in the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) designed a brief online survey to take stock of what national authorities are doing to adjust national child protection systems and services in the Wake of COVID 19. This report aims to synthesize the responses across the region; support national and international child protection agencies, organizations and authorities to identify promising practices, challenges, risks and opportunities; and promote exchange of experience and practices across the region and globally.

Author(s): 
UNICEF ECA
Year of Publication: 
2020

Case Management Considerations for Children in Residential Care during COVID-19 Pandemic

This guidance should be considered for children who currently live in a residential setting, including those who have been placed in residential care before and after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of this resource, there is also an excel spreadsheet for Virtual Monitoring Guidance.

Author(s): 
Changing the Way We Care, GHR Foundation, USAID, MacArthur Foundation
Year of Publication: 
2020

Case Management Considerations for Children at Risk of Separation, including recently reunified children, during COVID-19 pandemic

This guidance should be considered for:

1) Children who live with their family or other family environment within a community setting, who may be vulnerable, or at-risk of separation. This could also include siblings of a child who lives in residential care.
2) Children who have been recently reunified with their families from residential care including children who were rapidly exited from residential
care facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author(s): 
Changing the Way We Care, GHR Foundation, USAID, MacArthur Foundation
Year of Publication: 
2020

Gatekeeping Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Children are at heightened risk of becoming separated from their families during the pandemic. Additionally, spontaneous closure of residential care institutions can result in mass and poorly planned reunifications, often into unprepared families, without monitoring, putting children at great risk for protection violations and re-separation. The below tips should be considered to ensure gatekeeping procedures continue to remain effective or in some cases are strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author(s): 
Changing the Way We Care, GHR Foundation, USAID, MacArthur Foundation
Year of Publication: 
2020

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