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Short-term Missions: Guidance to support orphans and vulnerable children

This resource provides guidance and considerations before undertaking a short-term mission trip.

A Case for Investing in HIV-Sensitive Social Services for Vulnerable Children in Nigeria

A desk review was conducted to examine the current gaps in investment related to care and treatment for children living with or affected by HIV.There is a need for an investment case to clearly articulate and advocate for increased financial support for an HIV sensitive social service system that...

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.

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