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Guidance Manual on Strengthening Supervision for the Social Service Workforce

This manual defines what is meant by supervision in social services, outlines the key elements of good practice in supervision and summarizes the different forms of supervision.

Author(s): 
Global Social Service Workforce Alliance - Supervision Interest Group
Year of Publication: 
2020

Data-informed Recommendations for Services Providers Working with Vulnerable Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drawing from 87 survey responses from NGOs on how their service provision was affected during COVID-19, data revealed that the pandemic and restrictive measures were associated with increased risk factors for vulnerable children and families, including not having access to vital services. As a result, 10 recommendations are made for service providers working with vulnerable children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic for public and private service providers working with this population.

Author(s): 
Nicole Gilbertson Wilke, Amanda Hiles Howard, DeliaPop
Year of Publication: 
2020

Rapid Return of Children in Residential Care to Family as a Result of COVID-19: Scope, challenges, and recommendations

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some governments have mandated that residential care providers rapidly return children and youth to family. Survey data from 67 organizations revealed that rapid return was characterized by compressed timelines that did not allow for adequate child and family assessment and preparation. However, all respondents indicated they believed at least some families would be able to remain intact safely with appropriate support.

Author(s): 
Nicole Gilbertson Wilke, Amanda Hiles Howard, Philip Goldman
Year of Publication: 
2020

COVID-19: Wellbeing and Self Care Resources for Carers and Practitioners

This briefing explores the importance of self-care for parents and carers, while outlining some ‘top-tips’ and helpful resources that can be accessed online. it is important to remember that self-care practices in their varying forms can offer people an important space to focus, process emotions and better cope with the stress of these uncertain times.

Author(s): 
Ian Thomas, Dr. Justin Rogers, Martin James Foundation
Year of Publication: 
2020

‘When will I be free’: Lessons of COVID-19 for Child Protection in South Africa

COVID-19 has highlighted and amplified structural inequalities; drawing attention to issues of racism, poverty, xenophobia as well as arguably ineffective government policies and procedures. In South Africa, the pandemic and the resultant national lockdown has highlighted the shortcomings in the protection and care of children. Children in alternative care are particularly at risk as a result of disrupted and uncoordinated service delivery.

Author(s): 
Sadiyya Haffejee, Diane Thembekile Levine
Year of Publication: 
2020

Social Welfare Service Workforce Capacity Assessment

As part of the process to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare workforce, a ‘social welfare workforce capacity assessment was conducted to develop a long-term capacity building strategy for the social welfare service sector in Ghana’ in 2019. The report notes existing gaps and needs and provides recommendations for specific actions to strengthen the workforce.

Author(s): 
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, and UNICEF Ghana
Year of Publication: 
2020

COVID-19 SYNTHESIS #4 - Children’s Participation

This evidence synthesis analyses emerging practices and preliminary guidance for engaging children in the response to CP challenges during the various stages of COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks (e.g. Ebola). It explores both barriers and opportunities to the meaningful and authentic participation of children during COVID-19. It includes case studies and recommendations, including how the social service workforce can lead in child participation.

Author(s): 
CPC Learning Network, International Institute for Child Rights and Development
Year of Publication: 
2020

Guidance for Alternative Care Provision during COVID-19

Practical guidance on the adaptations and considerations needed to support children in alternative care or entering alternative care during COVID-19.

Author(s): 
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Better Care Network, Save the Children, UNICEF
Year of Publication: 
2020

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Child Protection and Wellbeing

A new child protection thematic report shows the impact of COVID-19 on child protection, including increased incidences of GBV and increased stressors. The report calls for government leaders and decision-makers to increase efforts to protect children from the impacts of COVID-19 by designating the social service workforce as essenital workers and providing funding for child protection programming, including for caregiver's mental health and psychosocial support, among other measures.

Author(s): 
Ritz, D., O’Hare, G. and Burgess, M., Save the Children International
Year of Publication: 
2020

Financial Benchmark for Child Protection

Assessing the adequacy of the financial resources available for child protection systems, and the cost of reform of these systems, is a necessary first step to make a sustainable difference to the degree to which this right is realised for children. The purpose of this benchmark is to obtain a comparable measurement of actual expenditure by the state on child protection (CP) across countries, and within countries over time. Benchmarking expenditure across countries in similar circumstances will provide child protection advocates with robust information to analyse the adequacy of expenditure

Year of Publication: 
2020

Responding to the Shadow Pandemic: Taking stock of gender-based violence risks and responses during COVID-19

This child protection brief details the growing magnitude of child protection and gender-based violence issues resulting from COVID-19. It highlights the essential role of the social service workforce in promotive, preventative and responsive services, and calls on governments to ensure their protection, ability to continue services and recognize their key role.

Author(s): 
UNICEF
Year of Publication: 
2020

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, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as child welfare and other, allied practitioners of the establishment.

Author(s): 
UNICEF
Year of Publication: 
2020

COVID-19: Policy Brief and Recommendations - Strengthening efforts to prevent and respond to school-related gender-based violence as schools reopen

This policy brief is targeted at policymakers and practitioners working in gender, education and child protection fields. It draws from emerging evidence on the gendered implications of COVID-19 on violence as well as research from previous health emergencies regarding the impacts of school closures on gender-based violence. Working on the principle of ‘Build Back Better’, this brief may be used to advocate for improved attention to schoolrelated gender-based violence (SRGBV).

Author(s): 
Global Working Group to End School-related Gender-based Violence
Year of Publication: 
2020

Transitioning Support Services Survey Findings Report

In many countries around the world, systems of protection and care for children are in reform as a commitment to family care increases among governments, nongovernmental organizations, donors, advocates, communities, and families. However, there is limited understanding of the support available for the important work of transitioning residential care centers to family care and community services.

Author(s): 
Faith to Action
Year of Publication: 
2020

Supervision for Staff of Family Care First/React Partner Organizations

The purpose of this research project is to learn the current landscape of supervision practices within the FCF | REACT network organizations in context of their capacity, supervisory needs, achievements and challenges. In addition, consistent with the aim of mainstreaming supervision throughout the network and further in the social service sector in Cambodia, the research explores practitioners and key informants’ views on the recommended steps toward national standards for supervision and how they may be enforced.

Author(s): 
Jini L. Roby
Year of Publication: 
2020

Checklist to Ensure EU-funded Measures Contribute to Independent Living by Developing and Ensuring Access to Family-based and Community-based Services

This document aims to ensure many more EU citizens benefit from EU funding for inclusion; and to prevent the misuse of EU funds. The purpose of this checklist is to ensure EU funds in the 2021-2027 programming period contribute to independent living and inclusion in the community. More specifically, the checklist supports desk officers to check the consistency of the measures with the legal and policy frameworks. It includes questions on availability and use of social services and interactions with social service workers.

Author(s): 
European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care with Hope and Homes for Children
Year of Publication: 
2019

Rethinking Institutional Care Using Family-Based Alternative Child Care System for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria

This paper is based on field work experience, review of relevant literature and studies on alternative child care system. The reviewers seek to rekindle not just an academic discourse in the field of social work but also a programme development innovation for social workers in the field of child welfare. Findings from the review suggest a range of family-based alternative child care that social workers in Nigeria and other developing societies may well consider in practice and programme intervention.

Author(s): 
Chinwe U. Nnama-Okechukwu & Uzoma, O. Okoye
Year of Publication: 
2019

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 Children. The campaign aimed to support national efforts to develop comprehensive, integrated child protection systems that strengthen families and ensure quality family- and community-based care for children, by leveraging EU funding and policy, and building capacity in civil society.

Author(s): 
Opening Doors for Europe's Children Campaign
Year of Publication: 
2020

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