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Violence Against Children and Care in Africa: A discussion paper

Violence against children is prevalent in Africa, including in family and alternative care settings. Addressing the problem requires several strategies, including investing in a skilled and well-resourced social service workforce.

Ending Violence in Childhood

A total of 75% of the world's children have experienced some form of violence. This report makes recommendations for addressing the issue through local action to promote child rights and prevent violence.

Supervision Guideline

Developed and tested through workshops by Save the Children, this tool is for social workers who work with children and families through family support centers. It provides a definition, standards and quality of practice related to supervision.

Let Me Be Me! Better care for LGBTI* children

The intent of this working paper is to improve practice in the area of LGBTI* children in care. This paper contains three sections that cover research and tools; interviews; and practice examples.

Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World: European Perspectives

Five emergent themes about residential child and youth care in Europe are highlighted in this report.

Be the Change: 10 standards for care leavers

In August 2016, the project of International Youth Exchange "Be the Change" gathered 53 young adult care leavers ages 18-25 from 15 countries to develop standards for care leavers. This document is the original product of their work to establish 10 standards for care.

Integrating Case Management for Vulnerable Children

This tool is a process guide for assessing and developing an integrated case management system in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project

Catawba County Social Services (CCSS) child welfare operations, in response to increased national emphasis on child well-being and healthy life-time family connections for youth exiting foster care, has pioneered an approach to post-permanency support services. The Child Wellbeing Project, as it is...

Changing Mind-sets and Pioneering Family Social Work in Tajikistan: An evaluation of a pilot fostering project for wider family support services

This report of a pilot fostering project includes an overview of the process for working with staff and practitioners for improving the quality of care in the homes and supporting families to develop alternative care options including family support, fostering and respite care.

Guidelines on Children's Reintegration

The Guidelines provide practical guidance for effective reintegration that can help organizations to design high quality programs; measure impact; train practitioners; and pursue national level systemic change in support of reintegration.

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