These Guidelines provide a framework for anyone seeking to ensure family care for children. Children outside of family care face significant disadvantages; they may experience developmental impairments and lasting psychological harm, be less likely to attend or do well in school and be cut off from the social networks they need to flourish in adulthood. Global trends associated with child separation, including poverty, conflict and mass migration are separating children in every region, making these Guidelines broadly relevant. Being cut off from life in a family not only violates children’s rights, it also weakens society as a whole. If child separation is not addressed effectively, it undermines achievement of national development targets – from education to growth.
Report on Program Learning Event on Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Children in Schools July 2015
Sponsored by the Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG), a three-day Program Learning Event (PLE) on Violence against Children in and around Schools (VACiS) held in Kampala, Uganda from 14-16 July 2015, attracted 77 practitioners, donors, advocates, researchers and government representatives in the field of violence against children from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Germany, the United Kingdom and United States of America. The theme of the event was developing a common learning agenda on preventing and responding to VACiS.
Elevate Children seeks a consultant to conduct a funding stream analysis in order to understand the role private and government funding plays in promoting (versus discouraging) different forms of family and alternative care in Nepal, Cambodia and Uganda and whether current funding streams are in line with international standards, mainly the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care.
Author(s): Lisa M. Jones, Publisher: World Health Organization, 2014
As part of a global movement to direct greater attention and resources to child protection, programmes aimed at reducing children’s exposure to violence are being implemented with increasing frequency across the world. These programmes are diverse and range from raising public awareness of the issues to widening and strengthening government policies and protective structures, improving children’s and families’ access to medical, therapeutic and legal support, and increasing children’s and parents’ protective skills.
This handbook is intended to help implementing agencies (e.g. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), development/foreign aid agencies, community-based organizations, not-for-profit agencies) make better use of existing research and plan for evaluation when designing and implementing child violence prevention programmes, and also to convey these intentions to potential funding organizations.
Author(s): Cynthia Gibson with Anne Mackinnon, Publisher: GrantCraft, 2009
In this guide, grantmakers discuss why funder collaboratives get started, how they work, and what these joint ventures offer to both donors and grantees. Case studies and examples show that collaboratives can take a variety of forms and serve an array of ambitious purposes.
Author(s): Judy Huang & Willa Seldon, Publisher: The Bridgespan Group, 2014
Funder collaboration has been a hot topic in philanthropy for years. But interest has grown of late as more funders realize that individual efforts simply are not enough to address complex social problems. And even when funders engage in cross-sector collaborations, they often have to collaborate with each other in new ways.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has championed this view for decades as it has worked with dozens of other funders towards a common purpose. As the Foundation approached its 50th anniversary, it asked The Bridgespan Group to assist in taking stock of what Packard can learn from its many collaborations.