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The role of small-scale residential care for children in the transition from institutional- to community-based care and in the continuum of care in the Europe and Central Asia Region

The White Paper summarizes evidence on the current use and impact of small-scale residential care (also: ‘SSRC’) and offers guidance on how to enable all children to grow up in a loving and table family environment. It aims to promote better decision-making among policy-makers, local governments,...

Lessons Learned and Recommendations to Strengthen Families and End Institutionalisation for Children in Europe

To maximise the potential of the European Union and realise the vision where no child grows up in institutional care, civil society organisations across EU Member States, pre-accession countries and neighbourhood countries came together under a pan-European campaign: Opening Doors for Europe’s...

National Responses to Adjust Child Protection Systems (COVID 19)

The Child Protection team in the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) designed a brief online survey to take stock of what national authorities are doing to adjust national child protection systems and services in the Wake of COVID 19. This report aims to synthesize the responses...

Be the Change! Leave No Care Leaver Behind!

Through two projects designed by SOS Children's Villages, findings show that care leavers experience a range of emotions when leaving their place of care: a mix of happiness and expectations of freedom and independence along with feelings of loneliness, anxiety and, sometimes, fear.

Anti-Refugee Sentiment without Refugees: Human Rights Violations and Social Work in Post-Socialist Countries of Southeastern Europe in their Social Contexts

In the article, the authors pose a question: to what extent can we speak of social work practice in support of refugees in post-socialist Southeastern Europe given that in the region, which was part of the Balkans Humanitarian Corridor in 2015 and 2016, state-supported social work practice is very...

Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World - Middle East and Asia

Readers are offered glimpses of what child protection and child care looks like in this region.

Towards More Independent Lives for People with Disabilities: Reflections from social services across Europe

This toolkit provides recommendations and examples of practice for senior social services professionals providing care for people with disabilities.

Workforce Profiles in Systems of Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

This publication is a compilation of profiles of individuals from 30 countries who are working within early childhood education.

Investing in Later Life: A toolkit for social services providing care for older people

This toolkit provides recommendations and examples of innovative practice for senior professionals working in social services providing care for older people.

Child Protection Social Work Workforce in Georgia and Countries of CEE/CIS Region

Social work is a relatively new profession within the region. A review of the social service workforce in 21 countries illustrates the diversity of the social work workforce framework and its composition, recognizing a variety of functions, levels of education and regulation in both governmental...

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