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Para Social Worker Training Manual & Curricula: Partnering to strengthen the capacity of community-based caregivers to support OVC

The Tanzania Para Social Work Program represents a comprehensive workforce development model to strengthen the social welfare system in low-resource countries.

Mapping and Assessing Child Protection Systems in West and Central Africa: A five-country analysis paper

This paper presents the findings and insights generated through the mapping and assessment of national child protection systems in five West African countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Policy and Programming Resource Guide for Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa

UNICEF WCARO, UNICEF EASRO, Save the Children International, Plan International, World Vision International, African Child Policy Forum, Terre de Hommes and REPPSI have now joined forces to support national efforts through creating a new platform for learning, exchange and innovations around...

The Munro Review of Child Protection: Final Report

The report provides final recommendations to reform the child protection system in the UK in order to create the conditions that enable professionals to make the best judgments about the help to give to children, young people and families.

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 Resource for Health Strategic Plan 2008-2013

The Strategic Plan, developed by The United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, engaged participation of key Human Resource for Health and Social Welfare stakeholders in addressing the human resource crisis in the health sector. The plan focuses on planning and policy...

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.  

Enhanced Protection for Children Affected by AIDS

This companion paper to The Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS provides additional information and outlines recommended actions for protecting affected children from increased vulnerability, and for reducing their...

Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare Agencies

This guide provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies or Tribal leadership teams to build a shared understanding of and commitment to the value, role, capacity, and development of their training systems.  

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...

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