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Professionalization of Social Work in Africa Policy Brief

The IFSW Africa Region Ubuntu social work Hybrid conference 2021 with the theme: ‘Towards Ubuntu and Sustainable development: Social Work Position in Achieving SDGs’ was held in Rwanda from 23rd to 26th November 2021. The discussions resulted in this advocacy policy brief on social work regulation/...

Voices of Children and Young People: Global Child Helpline Data for 2020

In order to understand the issues faced by the children and young people who get in touch with child helplines, Child Helpline International surveys their members around the world each and every year to gather information about the contacts they receive. This unique and vital data gives an insight...

Policy Brief: A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19

The global crisis of COVID-19 is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing the extent of exclusion and highlighting that work on disability inclusion is imperative. People with disabilities—one billion people— are one of the most excluded groups in our society and are among the hardest hit in...

Protection, Provision, Participation and Prevention: Upholding the 4P’s of Children’s Rights during COVID-19

The fifth in the series of COVID Learning Reports from The International COVID 4P Log Project, this report presents the key findings concerning best practices and innovations; challenges; and lessons learned and recommended actions for supporting children’s wellbeing during and post-COVID-19 ...

Best Practices, Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Innovations in Supporting Children’s Wellbeing During COVID-19: Insights from the Philippines

The fourth in the series of COVID Learning Reports from The International COVID 4P Log Project, this report provides an overview of the findings gathered from the 48 respondents representing the Philippines in the last quarter of 2020.

Current practices on data review and data use to inform supportive supervision in child protection in Moldova

The “Harnessing the Power of Data for the Benefit of the Child” project—funded by USAID and implemented by Data for Impact (D4I) in the Republic of Moldova—aims to strengthen the capacity of the government and its partners at national and subnational levels to collect, analyze, and use data to...

Seen, Counted, Included: Using data to shed light on the well-being of children with disabilities

Millions of children with disabilities around the globe continue to be left behind, despite the near-universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the call for action embedded in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the clear mandate set by the...

Protecting Children from Violence During the Pandemic: Providers’ and Policymakers’ Best Practices, Challenges and Innovations

The third in the series of COVID Learning Reports from The International COVID 4P Log Project, this report provides in-depth findings about good practices in protecting children from violence during the pandemic, challenges to protecting children during COVID-19, and how practices have changed in...

Scaling up Child Protection: A framework for the future

An accompanying document to UNICEF's 2030 Child Protection Strategy, this discussion paper offers technical support for countries to scale up child protection programs. The paper is in two volumes. Volume 1 provides extensive background, context and information to inform a conceptual framework for...

The State of the Social Service Workforce 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed great strain on the social service workforce. The virus and the measures adopted to contain it have required social service organizations and workers to reorganize the way they operate to ensure the health and well-being of the communities they serve. 

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