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Providing Effective Supervision: A workforce development tool, including a unit of competence and supporting guidance

High quality supervision is one of the most important drivers in ensuring positive outcomes for people who use social are and children’s services. It also has a crucial role to play in the development, retention and motivation of the workforce. We also know that managers want us to do more to...

Accelerating Action to Address Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania

As the field of violence prevention and response continues to grow, the long-term, multi-sectoral coordination model piloted in Tanzania is often cited as a model for impact, capacity-building, ownership and momentum.

Multi-Country Review of the State of the Social Service Workforce in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Data from this review in eight countries is intended to guide and assist country-level action plans to strengthen the social service workforce.

Good Professional Practices for Promoting Positive Parenting and Child Participation in the Reunification Processes

This study was conducted with 106 professionals who work in the child protection system in Spain. The results show a high degree of consensus among professionals regarding the following practices: (a) incorporating positive parenting into family reunification processes; (b) training the biological...

Training Early Childhood Intervention Workers to Close a Workforce Gap

This country brief examines the development and implementation of a pre-and in-service training program in Georgia for the early childhood intervention (ECI) workforce and the creation of accreditation mechanisms for building the capacity of ECI services.

Professionalizing the Workforce Supporting Infants and Toddlers from Birth to 3

This country brief from Ecuador highlights the government’s approach to professionalizing childcare center and home visiting workers with pre- and in-service training that emphasizes theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Successful OVC Transition: Learning from 4Children's Lesotho Experiences

This learning brief captures the experience of transitioning a large USAD-funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project from one USAID grantee to another.

Short- and longer-term impacts of Child Friendly Space Interventions in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Uganda

The establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) has become a widespread intervention targeting protection and support for displaced children in humanitarian contexts.

Promoting Complex Needs, Partnership and Parenting in Child Protection

Families living on the edge of child protection face a number of problems at the same time. Complexity of service needs requires a much more client-centric approach and assumes that service providers are able to adapt to the changed socio-economic environment. The study draws attention to the...

The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems in Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba has one of the highest rates of children taken into care of child welfare services (Child and Family Services; CFS) in the world, and also one of the highest youth incarceration rates in Canada. There is substantial overlap between the child welfare and youth justice systems, with...

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