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Social Protection and Disability in South Africa

This working paper launches a new series of publications that identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disabilities in social protection systems and programmes. It finds that South Africa’s lifecycle system of social security transfers for disabled people, one of the such...

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children is an evidence-based technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years.

State of the Social Service Workforce in South Asia

This report describes policies, education, funding and support available to the workforce, and includes data available on the composition of the workforce in eight countries.

Seeing and Shifting the Roots of Opinions - Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Care Experience and the Care System in Scotland

The report charts public understandings of childhood, parenting and the care system, and examines how these ways of thinking complicate, and occasionally facilitate, communicating about care issues. It identifies strategies that the sector can use to build support for the changes necessary to...

Inter-agency Child Protection Case Management Supervision and Coaching Training Package

This package of tools is intended to increase case management supervisors’ confidence, capacity and support to caseworkers to provide safe, ethical and competent case management services to vulnerable children and their families. It has been developed over two years through several country pilots...

Levels and Consequences of Embeddedness Among Private Human Service Organizations: National survey evidence from child welfare

Using data from the National Survey of Private Child and Family Serving Agencies (NSPCFSA), this study assesses the degree to which private child welfare organizations report fiscal and relational embeddedness with public agencies and the influence of embeddedness on organizational functioning...

A Changing Child Welfare Workforce: What characteristics are valued in child welfare?

Although the child welfare workforce in Ontario attended to an estimated 125,281 child maltreatment investigations in 2013, little is known about the skills, education, and experiences of these investigating workers. This study examined data from five cycles over twenty years of Ontario Incidence...

Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index: Time 1 & Time 2 Studies Kiryandongo and Adjumani refugee settlements, Uganda

Research conducted in two refugee settlements in Uganda is presented through a comparison of child protection system strength and child protection outcomes over a two-year period. The report also presents key lessons in methodology and the child protection situation for adolescent refugees.

Journey of Life Community Workshop to Support Children

This resource includes a series of workshops designed to support children who are facing grief. Resource mapping and action plans provide communities with an opportunity to identify their capacities and begin to act on their collective responsibility towards these children.

Protecting Children through Village-based Family Support Groups in a Post-Conflict and Refugee Setting, Northern Uganda: Case study

This example is a case study of a village-based child protection program run by Children of the World that worked with children, youth and adults in villages around the town of Kitgum offering psychosocial and livelihood support, and skills training. THe program sought to rebuild family units that...

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