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A Voluntary European Quality Framework for Social Services

This voluntary European Quality Framework aims to develop a common understanding on the quality of social services within the EU by identifying quality principles that these services should fulfil. Moreover, by proposing a set of methodological guidelines, the Quality Framework will also help...

Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

These guidelines are informed by evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned in the field.

Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018

The Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018 survey is the largest survey ever of kinship carers in the UK. As in previous years, it shows that many carers aren't getting the support they need to enable children to thrive, including 32% of carers who said they were worried about their mental and...

Bulletin for Professionals: Working With Kinship Caregivers

The growing need for kinship families and related support services has led many States to launch kinship awareness campaigns to recognize the tremendous contribution these caregivers make, the challenges they face, and the help they need. This bulletin highlights supports and services for kinship...

Children in Moldova are Cared for in Safe and Secure Families Project

This final project report highlights some of the lessons and achievements in Moldova toward helping government improve national child care and child protection policies and legislation and build capacity through training to support the transition of the child care system towards family- and...

Identifying and Addressing Risk in the Implementation of Alternative Care Policies in Cambodia

This short human rights in action article take a critical approach to the translation of alternative care and child protection policies to practice and highlights risks involved with haste, outcomes measured in numbers and unrealistic timeframes, and rapidly transforming practice with nascent...

Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a workshop

During a workshop proceeding, speakers examined the rationale for integration of health care and social services for people with serious illness, explored examples of innovative partnerships and collaborations that provide integrated services, and discussed the potential policy challenges and...

Towards Universal Social Protection for Children: Achieving SDG 1.3

This report shows how cash benefits are proven to have significant, wide-ranging, positive impacts on children’s lives, but that they must be part of integrated social protection and broader social policy programming that includes childcare and social services as well.

Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce

This publication outlines five clear steps that child welfare agency leaders can take to build and maintain a strong, stable frontline workforce.

Resource Compendium for Integration of Early Childhood Development into Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

This compendium includes various tools, visuals, tips and suggestions for how they can be applied through clinical health care, family case management and home visits, early childhood education and parenting programs.

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