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State of the Social Service Workforce 2015 Report - Executive Summary

This report is an executive summary of the State of the Social Service Workforce 2015 Report, which is a review of the workforce in 15 countries. The full report can be found here.

State of the Social Service Workforce 2015 Report

This first annual report sheds light on key social service workforce data and trends, showcases innovative and effective workforce strengthening initiatives, and highlights the need for more data and focus in this area. The report reviews the current state of the workforce in 15 countries. The...

Health Workforce 2030: A Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health

A global strategy on human resources for health that addresses, in an integrated way, all aspects ranging from planning, education, management, retention, incentives, linkages with the social service workforce, can inform more incisive, multi-sectoral action, based on new evidence and best...

Children First: Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for Children and Families

This is a report from the Eurochild 11th Annual Conference 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. Evaluation Methodologies, Public-Private Partnerships and Social Return on Investment were the three cross-cutting themes of the three-day conference.

Strengthening Mental Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Emerald Programme

The project described in this article has a strong focus on capacity-building of researchers, policymakers, and planners, and on increasing service user and caregiver involvement to support mental health systems strengthening.

Protect My Future: The Links Between Child Protection and Disasters, Conflict and Fragility

This paper demonstrates the devastating effects that disaster, conflict and fragility can have on children and the crisis that is being created in child protection. The paper recommends steps to address this crisis, including building a workforce that is able to respond to child protection issues...

Prevent and Protect: Linking the HIV and Child Protection Response to Keep Children Safe, Healthy & Resilient

This report documents models, case studies and lessons learned to highlight practical ways in which child protection systems and services link to HIV services in order to benefit HIV and child protection outcomes for children. The goal of the report is for policymakers and programmers to consider...

Guidelines for the Alternative Family Care of Children in Kenya

These guidelines are meant to support child welfare and protection practitioners in order to improve the quality of family support and alternative care services in Kenya.

Ophans and Ebola: Estimating the Secondary Impact of a Public Health Crisis

This working paper reviews data from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona to estimate the likely number of children who will be orphaned as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease. The estimates are intended to guide policy to support family networks to improve the capacity to provide high quality care to...

The Role of Social Service Workforce Development in Care Reform

This working paper explores the topic of social service workforce strengthening as it relates to child care reform. It is intended to be a useful resource for reform efforts and a practical and accessible overview for use by policy-makers, practitioners, and service providers in contexts that are...

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