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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.

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.

Children on the Move: From protection towards a quality sustainable solution, a practical guide

This guide for professionals working with vulnerable children on the move promotes the development of a well-connected, transnational network of child protection professionals, and proposes an eight-step procedure to deliver a holistic continuity of care.

From the Ground Up: Developing a national case management system for highly vulnerable children-an experience in Zimbabwe

The Bantwana community-based case management model was designed by the Children First program (2008-2012). The project grew into an important national partnership between the World Education Inc./Bantwana, government ministries, funders and local implementing partners and further developed into the...

Building a User-Friendly and Government-Owned Case Management System for Highly Vulnerable Children: The Yekokeb Berhan Program Experience in Ethiopia

The Yekokeb Berhan project has been operating in Ethiopia since 2011 to reduce vulnerability among children and families affected by HIV and AIDS by strengthening supportive systems and structures to deliver essential services and increase resiliency.  This case study describes the coordinated care...

Summary of Key Findings from the 4Children Case Management Case Studies

4Children has prepared a series of case studies documenting the core components of the case management process within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming and national child protection systems, in three different countries. These case studies aim to provide examples of how case...

Time, Institutional Support, and Quality of Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis

This paper examines perceptions of time and institutional support for decision making and staff confidence in the ultimate decisions made within four countries. The study identifies a high degree of work pressure across all the countries, lines of predominantly vertical institutional support and...

Building a Holistic Child Protection System, Step by Step, in the United Republic of Tanzania

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children, with UNICEF and other development partners, are building a system for holistic attention to protection issues including both prevention and response. This case study details the complexity of a...

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