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Strengthening the Social Service Workforce: Findings from a Cross-Country Assessment

This webinar, hosted by the U.S. Government’s Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity (APCCA) secretariat and Data for Impact, highlighted the critical role of the social service workforce, exploring and identifying the strengths and limitations of different approaches to strengthen...

Child marriage case management guideline

In 2016-2020, Terre des hommes-Lausanne Foundation (Tdh) and King’s College London (KCL) conducted the research “Understanding child marriage amongst Syrian Refugee Communities in Jordan and Lebanon”.

Child Protection in Rwanda: A situation analysis

Every child without distinction by gender or any other characteristic has the right to grow up free from violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and harmful practices. This right is embedded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and multiple Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets.

Using a systems perspective to examine child protection systems and practice: A scoping review on child abandonment and institutionalisation in the Maghreb

The Maghreb (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco (including Western Sahara), Tunisia) has high rates of child maltreatment and child abandonment, leading to high rates of child institutionalisation. This review aims to provide an estimate of the prevalence of children in institutions in the...

BICON Conference on Alternative Care 2023 Report

Since 2014, BICON has been a leading conference focusing on the rights of children and young people without parental care (CWPC).The 5th Biennial International Conference on Alternative Care for Children in Asia (BICON) was hosted on 6-7th September 2023, in Kathmandu, Nepal, and online. During two...

How Can the Capabilities of Child Protection Workers Be Enhanced? A Report from Kuwaitis Child Protection Workers

This article establishes empowerment strategies to enhance child protection workers' capabilities in Kuwait. It utilized a phenomenology design and a qualitative method to collect 12 Kuwaiti child protection workers' experiences with daily challenges while protecting and safeguarding children who...

Learning Brief: Applying the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework

Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) was conceived as a design-build initiative, firmly set within a collaborate, learn, adapt (CLA) framework. The initiative understands that care reform is a long and complex process, requiring collaboration between many diverse actors, and that change pathways would...

The Roles of Social Workers and Community Volunteers in Providing Services to Foster Care Children Living with HIV in South Africa

This paper discusses the role of social workers and community volunteers in providing services to foster care children living with HIV in South Africa. A literature review was undertaken of 14 qualitative studies conducted in South Africa from 2012-2022. The review showed the prominent role played...

How to Support Kinship Care: Lessons from around the Globe

Children who cannot be looked after by their parents often live with relatives or friends of the family. This care is known as kinship care. Kinship care is acknowledged in global guidance as the first form of care that should be explored for children outside of parental care. It is widely used...

Stories from Edzell Lodge children’s home in the 1940s and 1950s: lessons for practice and research

‘Gnatola ma no kpon sia, eyenabe adelan to kpo mi sena’ (‘Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story’) (Ghanian proverb, available at: http://thelionandthehunter. org/). Historically, both the discipline and profession of social work have...

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