This Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan has been developed with a view to creating an enabling environment to promote participation of key Human Resource for Health and Social Welfare stakeholders in addressing human resource crisis in the health sector. Specific focus is on planning and policy development capacity; leadership and stewardship; education, training and development; workforce management and utilization; partnership; research and development; and financing.
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This Mapping and Assessment Toolkit aims to provide a practical and user-friendly method to enable participants in the child protection mapping process to identify the main country child protection risks within the rights framework, and to examine the scope and capacity of the existing child protection system (ranging from formal to informal), accountability mechanisms, and resource mobilization approaches.
This document − the Framework for Social Welfare Services − is the outcome of an intense process of reflection by the departments and partners involved in the service delivery system on the evolution of developmental services since the adoption of such policies as the White Paper on Reconstruction and Development (1994) and the White Paper for Social Welfare (1997).
Establishing Ethiopia’s social protection framework is part and parcel of an integrated approach to the progressive realization of social and economic rights noted in the constitution. This policy introduces a shift from the social welfare approach of the developmental social welfare policy to a complete framework leading to coordinated actions.
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has developed these standards through focus group discussions with providers and recipients of services in order to improve foster care services within the country.
This strategy represents a vision of comprehensive, integrated and sustainable social protection in Cambodia, in particularly for the poor and vulnerable, and outlines steps for implementing and improving social services in this National Social Protection Strategy.
This report discusses how child protection can contribute to social cohesion and peace building through various means.
This powerful call to action summarizes and references strong evidence that early childhood is the basis of the future for individuals and for national development. The paper calls investors to recognize the multi-dimensionality of children’s wellbeing by funding holistic packages for young children and caregivers which include: maternal, newborn and children’s nutrition, early childhood care and education, protection from violence and neglect, caregiver support and a safety net.
There is strong evidence of the cyclical relationship between HIV and violence and that achieving an AIDS-free generation will mean protecting children from violence, abuse and neglect. This short checklist provides practical guidance on how to link HIV and child protection policy and programming.
As part of its monitoring, evaluation, and reporting guidance, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has launched a set of essential indicators for measuring the effectiveness of these OVC programs that address holistic well-being for children and their families over time.
More children than ever are at risk of being sexually exploited by travelers and tourists. With a steady increase in travel in the region and the explosion of the internet and mobile technology, perpetrators have more ways to maintain anonymity and reach children. Home-stays, voluntourism and the shareconomy have increased this anonymity and heightened children’s vulnerability.
Effective family engagement occurs when child welfare practitioners actively collaborate and partner with family members throughout their involvement with the child welfare system, recognizing them as the experts on their respective situations and empowering them in the process.
This report is a result of a study of the reasons for placing children within Catholic residential care in Zambia. The findings serve as the basis for shaping the involvement of Catholic-affiliated residential care facilities in particular with advancing the government's strategy and gaining momentum with key stakeholders for care reform toward an alternative care approach.
As teachers play a critical role in shaping the future of their students, their role should not be an afterthought but should be an integral plart of the prepardness and planning phase for education in emergencies. Experts from the around provided input and recommendations for teaching standards in these environments, resulting in this guide.
This resource aims to provide child welfare supervisors, managers and related professionals with examples of States' efforts to strengthen supervisory capacity and with tools and resources to enhance supervisory skills.
Mobility and access to mobile devices are not yet a regular part of the caseworker’s professional career. According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), child welfare agencies are about 10 years behind the private sector when it comes to the use of technology. This article demonstrates how mobile access to case management systems, data and information, assessment and referral capabilities and other tools could go a long way toward reducing caseloads and workload, and improving worker efficiency.
This report from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance offers a snapshot of social service workforce-supportive policies and legislation in selected countries and provides examples of aspects of legislation that feature the workforce.
This report is a review of the White Paper for Social Welfare 1997, enacted by the Dept. of Social Development 19 years ago. It contains key observations and proposals in order to provide input to the government concerning updates to the bill in areas affecting the social service profession and means of service delivery.
This guide provides information and examples of implementation relevant to those working with children and families in the child welfare and other social services systems.
Using largely qualitative methods, this review of Commune Committees for Women and Children in Cambodia shows an expanding range of services being provided to children with some success, but lack of resources and technical capacity negatively impacted their success.
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