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Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

This Field Handbook provides up-to-date and detailed operational guidance for all actors concerned with the welfare and protection of unaccompanied and separated children.

Compendium of Resources – A supporting document to UNICEF’s operational guidance: Community based child protection

This toolkit provides links to resources on community based child protection.

Social Service Systems for Vulnerable Children and Families in Low- and Middle-income Countries: Establishing definitions and key components

This study reviewed existing literature on the definitions and components of social service systems and provides an analysis of data from key informants in the field of global social welfare. It includes interviews with the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.

Investing in Later Life: A toolkit for social services providing care for older people

This toolkit provides recommendations and examples of innovative practice for senior professionals working in social services providing care for older people.

Case Management and Supervision Package

This is a compilation of resources and new evidence for case management and supervision of humanitarian workers in responding to child protection situations.

Let Children be Children: Lessons from the Field on the Protection and Integration of Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe

Learnings from 16 case studies from 12 countries are intended to inform and promote a stronger rights-based approach in practice and advise policy-makers on investments needed.

Family Group Decision-Making: Implementing the Family Group Conference

Arizona Kinship Support Services implements the Family Group Conference (FGC) model, developed by the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. Listen to this podcast as they detail the rigorous evaluation criteria and what early program indicators are telling the...

Community-based Alternative Care as a Strategy for Protecting Burundian Refugee Girls and Boys: A case study from Mahama camp, Rwanda

Following the assessment of national alternative care models in both Burundi and Rwanda, a camp-based system was designed to support the influx of vulnerable children without parental care in Mahama camp. A local refugee workforce established and trained to implement community-based child...

Public Agencies Don’t Need to Do It Alone: Eight reasons to use a partnership when providing support services to adoptive, foster and kinship care families

This analysis of social services partnerships shows that collaborating with community-based organizations is one of the key factors in a project’s long-term success and its capacity to make a difference. This paper highlights the benefits public agencies may see from partnering with family-support...

The Impact of the Refugee Crisis on Local Public Social Services in Europe

This report reviews the impact of the refugee crisis on local public social services in Europe and what support public social services have received from the state and community.