The National Psychosocial Support (NPSS) Guidelines for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) were created to address areas of improvement identified during the implementation of Minimum Service Standard for Quality Improvement of OVC Programmes.
The report highlights ways to increase the role of fathers within children’s lives. A barrier has been a focus on mothers as primary caregivers. The report highlights the important role child welfare workers can play in strengthening the parenting skills and involvement of fathers.
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...
This document aims to help community-based protection and MHPSS practitioners understand implications of their work and how together they can contribute to well-being and protection for people affected by forced displacement.
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.