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Regional Guidance on the Development and Use of Social Service Workforce to Population Ratios in ASEAN

An adequately planned, developed, and supported social service workforce (SSW) is critical to enable equitable access to social protection and basic social welfare for all, in both development and humanitarian contexts. Social work is the core profession within the social service workforce, but...

Regional Guidance on Strengthening the Role of Social Workers and the Wider Social Service Workforce in Social Protection

This ASEAN Guidance is intended to support policy makers, managers and members of the social service workforce in ASEAN Member States to strengthen the role of social workers and the wider social service workforce in and for social protection systems.

Regional Guidance for ASEAN Member States on Strengthening the Role of Social Workers and the Wider Social Service Workforce in the Justice Sector

Social workers, and the wider social service workforce (SSW), do not only operate in the provision of core social services in the social welfare sector. They can play a critical role across sectors, including the justice system, in helping reach and engage the most vulnerable individuals and...

Regional Guidance for ASEAN Member States on Strengthening the Role of Social Workers and the Wider Social Service Workforce in the Health Sector

Social workers, and the wider social service workforce, do not only operate in the social welfare system. They can play a critical role across sectors, in order to reach the most vulnerable individuals and communities with support and services.

Ha Noi Declaration on Strengthening Social Work towards a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community

This Declaration, adopted by the Heads of AMS on 12 November 2020 at the 37th ASEAN Summit, provided the first regional framework for social work, calling for its professionalisation and expansion in the region.

How Patron-Client Relationships Influence Children’s Reintegration: Key Learnings Drawn From Kinnected Myanmar Social Work Practitioners

There are a range of factors that case workers supporting children’s reintegration out of residential care need to consider and assess for to ensure reintegration is safe, effective, and pursued in a way that is in the best interests of children. Much attention has been paid to the importance of...

ASEAN Regional Workshop on Social Service Workforce Strengthening

An overview of global standards, current status of social work, legislation and policies that exist, financial needs and a declaration for next steps.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Crises

This issue in Humanitarian Practice Network includes several articles that highlight opportunities for integrating MHPSS programming in humanitarian response, ways to overcome the challenges associated with introducing multi-sectoral interventions into existing systems, research and operational...

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.

Education & Child Protection in Emergencies: Joint rapid needs assessment, Rohingya refugee response

The report presents key findings from the assessment as well as recommendations for government and other actors. Child Protection-related findings include data on the risks and safety of Rohingya refugee children (including family separation), unaccompanied and separated children, violence against...

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