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An Alternative Care Panel in Uganda

An Alternative Care Panel in Uganda

In this step, we will be watching a video that was kindly provided by Child’s i Foundation. Lucy Buck founded Child’s i Foundation in Uganda in 2009. Child’s i Foundation works to resettle children living in residential institutions with extended, foster and adoptive families. In 2012, the Foundation also established Uganda’s country’s first Social Work Centre of Excellence helping to improve social work practices that ensure more children grow up in loving families.

This video describes the work of an Alternative Care Panel in Uganda made up of professionals who assess the stability of potential foster or adoptive parents and determine whether or not parents can provide for vulnerable children with the ultimate aim of keeping children out of institutional settings and in family-based care.

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