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The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption - Ethics and Human Rights: An enquiry

Social workers’ decision making is at the heart of adoption and needs to be subject to ethical scrutiny from within the profession and from without. This Enquiry explores the ethical and human rights dimensions of social work practice when making life changing decisions about children and their...

The State of International Children's Rights

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the state of international children’s rights, to inform the discussions of a small group of specialists in August 2017, and to make a contribution to ongoing global discussions about child protection and children’s rights.

State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2017: Stories of Workforce Efforts to Address Violence Against Children

In this third annual report, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence.

Child Protection Case Management Training Manual

This five-day child protection case management training manual was developed to meet the needs of community child protection workers and other social workers working in tandem with the justice, health and law enforcement systems in Malawi.

Child Rights in the Global Compacts

This tool was developed for organizations and individuals to engage with governments to ensure child rights. It outlines how key child rights commitments can be transformed into actions. Also available in French: http://destination-unknown.org/wp-content/uploads/working_document_Fr_171106-1.pdf

Implementing Trauma Informed Care: Recommendations on the Process

Authors argue that greater assessment and planning can help address some of the barriers and challenges encountered to trauma-informed care. They highlight the importance of a multi-sectoral approach across education, housing, healthcare as well as among providers of mental health, juvenile justice...

Analyse Situationnelle des Droits de l'Enfant à la Protection dans la Province du Yatenga, Burkina Faso

Ce document est d’abord de servir d’outil de travail pour tous les acteurs de la Protection. Après un aperçu général de la situation sociale, politique et économique actuelle, ils présentiest les différents textes législatifs se référant à la situation des Droits de l’Enfant. Il faudra prioriser...

Using the Law for Childrens Rights: An introductory guide

This introductory guide offers a brief overview of avenues for legal advocacy. It also offers guidance on how to explore options, and how to promote legal advocacy work with other children’s rights advocates. This guide is useful for child rights advocates interested in learning more about...

The Role of Social Work in International Child Protection: Best practices in stakeholder cooperation

This paper focuses on the intersection of law, policy implementation and social work in child protection, specifically child protection involving children who are separated by an international border from their families.

Responding to Child Maltreatment: A framework for mapping child protection agencies

This report aims to gather data on legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment. The first step in this mapping exercise is to map out the network of agencies and organizations tasked with responding to child maltreatment, including government-run child protective services,...

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