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A Reflective Field Guide: Community-level approaches to child protection in humanitarian action

The Reflective Field Guide aims to contribute to fostering more authentic community engagement in humanitarian child protection action. It encourages honest reflection and discussion about current programming, what strong community participation could look like, and what child protection...

COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Social or Community Care & Residential Settings

This document offers guidance and recommendations for care in residential settings, including staff considerations for home visits and other interactions with residents.

Child Protection Case Management Guidance during COVID 19 – Somalia

This technical guidance aims to support Child Protection agencies providing case management services in the humanitarian response in Somalia to be prepared and to adapt their interventions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The document outlines five priority areas for case management agencies...

Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

The Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children compiles 56 tools for the use of practitioners working with unaccompanied and separated children (UASC).

Briefing Note on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak: Version 1.1

This briefing note summarises key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It includes messages to frontline workers and supervisors for keeping all staff protected from chronic stress and poor mental health during...

Alternative Care in Emergencies Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to support frontline providers and program managers in decision-making for placement of care of children impacted by emergencies. It offers guidance on the types of services needed, child protection considerations, monitoring and reviewing care planning and reunification...

Interim Guidance on Scaling-up COVID-19 Outbreak in Readiness and Response Operations in Camps and Camp-like Settings

This Interim Guidance is intended for field coordinators, camp managers and public health personnel, as well as national and local governments and the wider humanitarian community working in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings, who are involved in the decision making and...

Endline Program Evaluation of the Strengthening Public Sector Social Services Systems in Ethiopia Project

This report presents the endline performance evaluation of the Strengthening Public Sector Social Services Systems in Ethiopia (SPSSSSE) project, funded by USAID and implemented by the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists (ESSSWA). This evaluation contributes to...

The Surprisingly Weak Evidence Base for Supervision: Findings from a systematic review of research in child welfare practice (2000–2012)

The objective of this study is to ascertain what is known about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of supervision in child welfare in relation to outcomes for consumers/service users, staff and organizations. The evidence base for the effectiveness of supervision in child welfare is...

Factors Influencing Retention of Child Welfare Staff: A systematic review of research

Child welfare agencies need to identify and implement effective strategies to recruit and retain well-qualified staff that has the knowledge, skills and commitment to provide services to our nation’s most vulnerable children and families.

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