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Strengthening and Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce: Competences and standards

To inform and guide the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative, this global landscape analysis aims to establish the size and scope of the challenges faced by the early childhood workforce, while also highlighting promising practices countries have adopted in response to these challenges. Covering a...

Referral Mechanisms for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

Linkages between the social service system are especially relevant within OVC programming given that children and families affected by HIV and other adversities tend to have multiple vulnerabilities that require services and support provided by both sectors. This brief provides an overview of...

Coaching in Child Welfare

This training presentation is aimed at child welfare administrators, managers and supervisors for understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for its use to support their workforce.

Working in Partnership to Improve Children's Safety and Well-being: The May'khethele Programme in South Africa

One of the objectives of the May’khethele Programme is to build capacity across different levels of the social service workforce.

Family Preservation or Child Safety? How experience and position shape child welfare workers’ perspectives

This is a presentation delivered at the 2015 International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement that highlights the dynamics of child protection systems and the intersection and challenges of family preservation and child safety in child protection situations.

Education & Child Protection in Emergencies: Joint rapid needs assessment, Rohingya refugee response

The report presents key findings from the assessment as well as recommendations for government and other actors. Child Protection-related findings include data on the risks and safety of Rohingya refugee children (including family separation), unaccompanied and separated children, violence against...

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.

National Learning Event on Child Well-being: Applying Legal and Policy Frameworks for Improved Child Well-being

The government of Uganda in its efforts to strengthen the child protection system in Uganda chairs and hosts a multi-stakeholder national coordination mechanism on child protection ( The National Child Protection Working Group) aimed at harmonizing national actions to emerging child protection...

What Works in Tackling Child Abuse and Neglect? A manual for policymakers, managers and professionals

The report makes recommendations for various steps in the care continuum around child abuse.

Violence Against Children in South Africa: The cost of inaction to society and the economy

This research takes the statistics on violence against children in South Africa and models the cost of inaction. The costing exercise gives  useful economic arguments about all forms of violence against children and more importantly some concrete suggestions for how this should be addressed. The...

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