The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published a new report which explores the high level of skills social service workers possess and looks at what skills and developments will they need in the future.
There is a wealth of evidence to show that children affected by HIV and AIDS need integrated, holistic support, which combines biomedical, economic and social interventions. Recommendations are provided for multisectoral collaboration for the best outcomes for children.
Programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), through their community presence and unique relationships with caregivers and children, are especially well placed to promote and facilitate the entire HIV care and treatment cascade over time with age-appropriate information and approaches. This...
The report shows the magnitude of violence against children and calls on national governments to take action to eliminate all forms of violence. In order to implement these plans and policies, the report calls for functioning social service systems with well trained social service workers.
A consultative meeting was held to discuss regional and national initiatives underway and opportunities for building on momentum to ensure better care for children at risk of or requiring alternative care. This report highlights those discussions and findings.
This article explores the perspectives and programme needs of transition service providers (institutions and the government) in preparing and supporting adolescent girls leaving institutional care in Harare, Zimbabwe.