Since 2011, Family for Every Child has been working with a group of child protection agencies to create the Guidelines on the Reintegration of Children. They consulted 158 children as well as 127 service providers and policy-makers from 66 organizations in more than 20 countries, and received endorsements from 31 organizations. Global research demonstrates that children raised in families or family-like settings have better cognitive, emotional and social outcomes than those living outside family care. International law and policies lack comprehensive guidance on reintegrating children back into families and communities from institutions, so this document will be a valuable tool for those working to enhance the protection of children around the world.
The Guidelines are intended to aid governments, donors, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and practitioners in pursuing reintegration as the primary response in cases of separated children. They provide practical guidance for effective reintegration that can help organizations design high quality programs, measure impact, train practitioners and pursue national level systemic change in support of reintegration.
To learn more about how GHR is working with Family for Every Child to pursue a world where all children—especially those at risk of losing or without parental care—are living in a stable, positive, long-term family or family-like environment, contact us.