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Thoughts on Public Policy to Expand Family-Based Care and Contract Institutional Care

Evidence-based, tactical advocacy is key to reforming care policy and winning the public resources needed to gear-up programs for the care, protection and development of vulnerable children. This article highlights some of the challenges as well as provides recommendations for advocacy efforts for...

Global Advocacy Toolkit for the Social Service Workforce

The purpose of this Global Advocacy Toolkit is to provide advocates with a common set of tools and messages with which to bring about greater political and programmatic priority for strengthening the social service workforce.

Criteria for Successful Integration of Community Health and Social Service Data in DHIS 2

Nationally adopted health management information system (HMIS) platforms, such as DHIS, are not often linked to the data systems used by social and community services, where people often access care. As a result, the systems are fragmented and unable to provide holistic information for decision...

Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2015 Workforce Data

This report provides a comprehensive picture of the paid workforce employed in the social service sector in Scotland at the end of 2015.

Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit

This resource includes many components for conducting a needs assessment and helping to plan and develop the workforce at US state agencies.

Disability Inclusion: Translating policy into practice in humanitarian action

This resource highlights key protection concerns for persons with disabilities and how to increase technical capacity and skills for better inclusion in humanitarian settings.

Fact Sheet: Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems

Indicators from PEPFAR help governments and their partners know where their investments are paying off and where to push harder.

Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies - 2nd Edition

This edition builds upon the initial publication released in September 2015 and includes competencies for two new sets of workers - Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers -  and updates other elements of the document. These competency frameworks...

From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Country case studies highlight the importance of building the capacity of the social service workforce to deliver and scale up effective social protection programs.

Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America

The report shows how regulation, inspection and oversight of alternative provision is underfunded and underprioritized. The report highlights the need and importance of workforce development, including training, conditions, qualifications and numbers, needed in order to for reforms in care to be...

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