Children living with HIV in residential care; a global literature review
Family for Every Child, through its founding agency EveryChild and Maestral International have been commissioned by UNICEF HQ to provide technical assistance to the generation of evidence in relation to children living with HIV in residential care to improve knowledge and programming globally. > Read more
Family for Every Child convenes experts meeting.
11th May 2012
On Tuesday 1st May, Family for Every Child convened the ‘Experts Meeting on Child Protection and the Post-Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Agenda.’ It was well attended and included representatives from UNICEF, Save the Children and USAID.
The conversation was lively and informative; with a detailed discussion on whether child protection should be a separate issue or promoted as a crucial part of achieving other goals, such as growth.
This led to a number of positive conclusions, such as the setting up of working groups to take these ideas forward and an agreement to develop a shared paper on positioning Child Protection within the post-2015 framework. For a summary of the meeting please click here
Third paper in positive care choices series published.
11th May 2012
Adopting Better Care is the third in a series of papers promoting positive care choices for children living without parental care. It examines domestic and inter‑country adoption and aims to explore why adoption is so rarely used globally.
The paper also explores whether or not an expansion of adoption services could offer a potential solution to the millions of children around the world in need of permanent care and currently languishing in harmful institutions. It is based on a literature review and interviews with experts from around the world.
To read the full report please click here.
We have a name – Family for Every Child!
The coalition has now decided on a name; ‘Family for Every Child.’ We are now busy working on a new brand identity and website that will be launched over the coming months.
Coalition holds third meeting in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
24th April 2012
The coalition held its third meeting in Rio de Janeiro during March 2012. Outcomes included the development of a fundraising strategy, operating procedures, a conceptual framework and membership criteria for full members. The Vision, Mission, Values and Beliefs were also agreed.
Rio de Janeiro was an ideal place to share experiences of delivering programmes for children without parental care. Members visited a residential centre and a community based care setting and shared the similarities and differences with their own projects. A practice exchange on the subject of children’s participation in decision making ensured members left Brazil with a number of ideas to implement in their own programmes.
Going forward, the coalition will be developing its brand and website, initiating a new monitoring and evaluation system, publishing a number of policy documents and hosting and attending a number of international meetings to advocate for policy change. The fourth coalition meeting will be held in London during September 2012.
Challenging Heights joins Family for Every Child
27th March 2012
The coalition is delighted to welcome Challenging Heights as its newest member. Challenging Heights brings unique expertise of rescuing children trafficked within Ghana for exploitation in the fishing industry, providing temporary shelter and protection and reintegrating these children with their families, extended families or foster families.
Tags: New members, Challenging Heights, Ghana
Preparing for the 3rd oalition meeting in March 2012
Coalition members ABTH are kindly hosting the next bi-annual meeting that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This gives the opportunity for both ABTH and Projeto Legal to also host visits to their projects in Rio. One day of the meeting will be devoted to a practice exchange workshop on children’s participation that will be led by oalition members and will allow to identify points of learning and consider the implications for the standards and for members’ work.
Tags: Coalition, Brazil, planning
Taking Part in the US Government Summit on Protecting Children Outside the Family
The US government held a summit on protecting children outside the family in December 2011. The aim of the summit was to create a review of evidence from experts on how to identify, assess and monitor children living in lower and middle-income countries. EveryChild’s CEO Anna Feuchtwang attended the summit to input in these discussions on behalf of the .
Tags:Children Without Parental Care, events
03 Aug 2012 Children living with HIV in residential care; a global literature review
11 May 2012 Third paper in positive care choices series published
11 May 2012 Family for Every Child convenes experts meeting
10 May 2012 We have a name – Family for Every Child!
24 Apr 2012 Challenging Heights joins Family for Every Child
24 Apr 2012 Preparing for the 3rd coalition meeting in March 2012
24 Apr 2012 Taking Part in the US Government Summit on Protecting Children Outside the Family
24 Apr 2012 Coalition holds third meeting in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil