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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.

Towards More Independent Lives for People with Disabilities: Reflections from social services across Europe

This toolkit provides recommendations and examples of practice for senior social services professionals providing care for people with disabilities.

National Learning Event on Child Well-being: Applying Legal and Policy Frameworks for Improved Child Well-being

The government of Uganda in its efforts to strengthen the child protection system in Uganda chairs and hosts a multi-stakeholder national coordination mechanism on child protection ( The National Child Protection Working Group) aimed at harmonizing national actions to emerging child protection...

Violence Against Children in South Africa: The cost of inaction to society and the economy

This research takes the statistics on violence against children in South Africa and models the cost of inaction. The costing exercise gives  useful economic arguments about all forms of violence against children and more importantly some concrete suggestions for how this should be addressed. The...

Promoting the Social Inclusion of Migrant Children and Young People: The duty of social services

This report aims to address key themes emerging from a questionnaire and in-person meeting to discuss the role of the social service workforce in inclusion of migrant children and young people.

A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents

The report shows the magnitude of violence against children and calls on national governments to take action to eliminate all forms of violence. In order to implement these plans and policies, the report calls for functioning social service systems with well trained social service workers.

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.

Investing in the Social Service Workforce

Findings of a study on how local public social services are planning, managing and training the social services workforce.

Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

This framework and additional tools aim to fill part of the gap that exists in demonstrating the impact that system strengthening has on children’s outcomes, by providing indicators and guidance for measuring system performance. The framework is intended to support governments as well as PEPFAR...

Working for Health and Economic Growth: Investing in the health workforce

People need better access to safe, quality health care, as well as long-term employment. The social and health sectors will have to play a greater role in our economies, and we will need collectively to increase health employment. Investing in health workers is one part of the broader objective of...

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