Country Care Reviews: Overview
In this page, country care reviews for each UN member state are introduced and listed in order of the sessions of the Committe on the Rights of the Child. State Reports and Concluding Observations by the Committee as well as other treaty bodies with a particular focus on sections with recommendations for Family Environment and Alternative Care are captured and highlighted.
Country Care Review: Liberia
This country care review includes the Concluding Observations for the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted as part of its examination of Liberia's second and fourth periodic reports at the 61st Session of the Committee held between 17 September and 5 October, 2012. The Committee’s recommendations on the issue of Family Environment and Alternative Care as well as other care relevant issues are highlighted.
The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children- Policy Brief
This policy brief by Save the Children introduces the background, goals, and guiding principles of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children endorsed by the UN General Assembly on the 20th of November 2009 while also explaining why family-based care is a preferred care arrangement over institutions. Furthermore, it suggests policy and practice recommendations to further protect children without appropriate care and strengthen families and communities.
Terms of Reference: Communication for Development Expert for UNICEF Liberia
UNICEF Liberia seeks a communication for development expert to develop a communication strategy that promotes family-based child care practices. The findings of the study will feed into the elaboration of a communication strategy that encourages family childrearing over substitute care (residential care) and to prevent proactive placement of children into residential care by caregivers and community members.