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Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development Third Report: Promoting community and environmental sustainability

This is the third of a series of four reports on The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. It presents the findings of five Regional Observatories that have examined social work and social development practice related to the third pillar of The Global Agenda. These observations are...

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

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

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.

Social Work Case Management Standards

The core standards are designed to enhance social workers’ awareness of the values, knowledge, methods, and skills needed to practice case management competently.

Survey on the Situation of Siblings in the Child Care System in Romania

This report provides data and background on challenges of placing siblings together in foster families. The aim of this survey is to help prepare a national institutional framework, to support the general directorates for social assistance and child protection and non-governmental organizations in...

NASW Code of Ethics

This code of ethics, developed by the National Association of Social Workers US, is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers.

Be the Change: 10 standards for care leavers

In August 2016, the project of International Youth Exchange "Be the Change" gathered 53 young adult care leavers ages 18-25 from 15 countries to develop standards for care leavers. This document is the original product of their work to establish 10 standards for care.

‘This word volunteer is killing us’: Making sense of volunteering in social welfare provision for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe

This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially...

South African Child Gauge 2016

An annual publication that provides a snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children, the 2016 issue focuses on children social assistance.

Indonesia National Standard of Care for Child Welfare Institutions

The National Standards of Care for Child Welfare Institutions is a crucial policy instrument regulating the provision of alternative care for children. Children’s care provided through Child Welfare Institutions needs to be managed so that the methods and procedures used by the institutions comply...

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