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Learning Event: Strengthening the Social Service Workforce as Part of the Recovery Process to Support a Transformed Care and Protection System for Children in Ukraine
Following the onset of the crisis in Ukraine and due to the significant care issues affecting children impacted by the conflict and displacement, the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative supported by the Better Care Network established a temporary global inter-agency group focused on children’s care in the context of the Ukraine crisis – the Ukraine Children’s Care group. The group is convened by members of the Collaborative with the purpose of facilitating practical coordination and collaboration amongst development and humanitarian care actors supporting or operating in Ukraine and the regional response in terms of guidance, tools and joint advocacy as needed.
Under the auspices of the Ukraine Children’s Care Group, three learning events were held in July and September 2022, and April 2023. The most recent event, "Strengthening the social service workforce as part of the recovery process to support a transformed care and protection system for children in Ukraine", was co-convened on April 26th 2023 with the Alliance. It focused on bringing care and protection actors together to better understand the impact of the conflict on the existing social service workforce and to identify concrete recommendations for strengthening and reforming it as part of the recovery process to support a transformed care and protection system for children in Ukraine. Download the Learning Event Report.
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- The current situation of the social service workforce in Ukraine and the impact of the conflict on the workforce (Hope and Homes for Children)
- The social service workforce development needs in the recovery process to support the redirection of services away from residential-based care to family-based care and child centered services (Partnership for Every Child, Ukraine)
- Exploring ways to integrate roles and approaches between the formal social work profession and the volunteer workforce (International Leadership and Development Center)
- Learning on strengthening the social service workforce in the post conflict recovery: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Faculty of Social Work, University of Sarajevo)