A new free online tool launched today, Friday 3 November 2017, allows organisations and individuals globally to successfully deliver on UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, which sets the international standards relevant to children’s care.
A key challenge for organisations and individuals – including governments, children’s services providers, NGOs, civil society and academics – is having the ability to implement the Guidelines successfully within their own settings. An inter-agency initiative has set out to address this challenge.
The initiative was funded by the Oak Foundation, co-facilitated by the Better Care Network and Save the Children, and conducted in close collaboration with the wide range of members closely affiliated with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, who make up the Children Without Appropriate Parental Care Working Groups in New York and Geneva.
CELCIS developed and wrote the interactive, strengths-based diagnostic and learning tool. This tool is vital in helping all in implementing the Guidelines as well as identifying priorities for change still ahead. It forms one of three tools that CELCIS has developed to help countries successfully deliver on the Guidelines, the others being: Moving Forward: Implementing the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, and Getting Care Right for All Children Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
The Tracking Tool was formally launched at the International Foster Care Organisation’s 2017 World Conference in Malta.