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Small residential care settings

The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children say that the use of residential care should ‘be limited to cases where such a setting is specifically appropriate, necessary and …

Foster care (Part 1)

In this video Dr Ian Milligan, International Project Advisor at CELCIS in the University of Strathclyde, asks care specialist, Rebecca Nhep, about her experience working on a foster care programme …

Foster care (Part 2)

In this video, Chrissie Gale talks to Andriy Chuprikov, who lives and works in Ukraine, and asks him about foster care programmes in his country. Andriy has been National Director …

Care plans

If there has been a rigorous process that has concluded it is in a child’s best interest they are temporarily placed in alternative care, it is important that Care Plans …

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 …

Informal care

In this video Chrissie Gale talks to, Jini Roby. Jini is an expert in topics related to global and national child welfare and child protection policy. Currently she is a …

Looking back on Week 3

Hello and congratulations. We are now half way through the course and we’ve already explored numerous topics in relation to the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. Thank …

The need for a range of care options

The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children note that if ‘the child’s own family is unable, even with appropriate support, to provide adequate care for the child, or …

Poll: Participation

We heard Emily Delap speak about the importance of participation of children and young people in decision making. Voting in the poll has now closed. Read further for Chrissie’s analysis …