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A Voluntary European Quality Framework for Social Services

This voluntary European Quality Framework aims to develop a common understanding on the quality of social services within the EU by identifying quality principles that these services should fulfil. Moreover, by proposing a set of methodological guidelines, the Quality Framework will also help...

Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

These guidelines are informed by evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned in the field.

Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018

The Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018 survey is the largest survey ever of kinship carers in the UK. As in previous years, it shows that many carers aren't getting the support they need to enable children to thrive, including 32% of carers who said they were worried about their mental and...

Children in Moldova are Cared for in Safe and Secure Families Project

This final project report highlights some of the lessons and achievements in Moldova toward helping government improve national child care and child protection policies and legislation and build capacity through training to support the transition of the child care system towards family- and...

Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a workshop

During a workshop proceeding, speakers examined the rationale for integration of health care and social services for people with serious illness, explored examples of innovative partnerships and collaborations that provide integrated services, and discussed the potential policy challenges and...

Transitioning to Family Care for Children

A series of three tools has been developed to support groups working to transition from residential care settings to family-based care, including an online training, a guidance manual and toolkit.

WHO Guideline on Health Policy and System Support to Optimize Community Health Worker Programmes

This resource related to community health worker remuneration, training and education, data collection, certification, career ladder, supervision, offers best practices that can be replicated by social service workers and other community service providers. The data demonstrates that when all of...

Identifying and Addressing Risk in the Implementation of Alternative Care Policies in Cambodia

Cambodia is moving forward with family-based alternative care initiatives that build on existing efforts to strengthen the child protection system.

Exploring the Attributes and Practices of Alumni Associations that Advance Social Change

Through a multi-case study, this research explores how three higher education alumni associations organize to influence social change in Georgia, Ghana, and Mongolia. All organizations started as international scholarship program alumni associations, yet findings show they developed into social...

Family-Centered Casework Practice

A family-centered approach to casework practice involves helping families with children strengthen family functioning and address challenges that may threaten family stability. Focusing on strengths begins with the family assessment and should continue throughout the case planning and management...

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