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Advanced Social Work Practice in Adult Mental Health

This briefing paper provides context for Advanced Social Work Practice in the area of adult mental health in Ireland and advocates for focused effort to address this issue by providing concrete suggestions for consideration and action. This briefing paper highlights the following in particular:

Cross Border Family Connections: 7 Principles to protect children's rights in practice

This webinar, jointly hosted by the International Social Service (ISS) and Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB), covered how you can engage services or advocate for policy changes that ensure children's rights are protected.

Orientation et outils proposés pour l’évaluation des coûts du personnel des services sociaux

L'objectif de cette orientation est de conseiller les décideurs politiques et les planificateurs sur la manière d'appliquer un ensemble de variables à leur contexte spécifique afin de leur permettre de calculer les coûts des ressources humaines nécessaires pour atteindre un ratio minimum cible de...

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...

Enhancing Community Care: Social Services A Force for Change

The European Social Network (ESN) has been actively working on community care since 2008 at European and national level advising public administrations across Europe. In 2011, they launched ‘Developing Community Care’ a publication which was the result of a Working Group on this theme that ran for...

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...

Effective child well-being practices, barriers and priority actions: survey findings from service providers and policymakers in 22 countries during COVID-19

The purpose of this study was to explore 232 service providers’ and policymakers’ experiences of supporting children’s well-being during the pandemic, across sectors, in 22 countries – including Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, India, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the USA, in the last quarter...

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