Tools/Guidelines

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UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

UN General Assembly A/RES/64/14223 Feb 2010

The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children were endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 2009. They are intended to enhance the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

They are designed for wide dissemination among all sectors directly or indirectly concerned with issues relating to alternative care, and seek in particular:

(a) To support efforts to keep children in, or return them to, the care of their family or, failing this, to find another appropriate and permanent solution, including adoption and kafala of Islamic law;
(b) To ensure that, while such permanent solutions are being sought, or in cases where they are not possible or are not in the best interests of the child, the most suitable forms of alternative care are identified and provided, under conditions that promote the child’s full and harmonious development;
(c) To assist and encourage Governments to better implement their responsibilities and obligations in these respects, bearing in mind the economic, social and cultural conditions prevailing in each State; and
(d) To guide policies, decisions and activities of all concerned with social protection and child welfare in both the public and the private sectors, including civil society.

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A World Free from Child Poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision

A world free from child poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision is an attempt to harness our knowledge and experience to support national processes to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 on Ending Poverty, which includes children explicitly for the first time in global poverty goals and, in doing so, support all the SDGs which are so crucial to the realization of children’s rights.
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Humanitarian Assistance Communication Unit (HACU) Policies & Guidelines

The Humanitarian Assistance Communication Unit (HACU) exists to facilitate rapid communication to ChildFund Alliance Members about the nature of a humanitarian crisis, and the proposed response of the Lead Member agency in the affected country. This facilitates fundraising between Members to assist the Lead Member in supporting disaster-affected communities. This ToR is current as of May 2017.
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Keeping Children Safe

Child Safeguarding Policy Guidelines

The child safeguarding policy guidelines set forth our core values and commitments to children in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. These values and commitments define ChildFund’s collective identity, establish our accountability, require adherence to the highest standards and promote an organizational environment supportive of our work to ensure children’s protection, rights and well-being.
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Keeping Children Safe

Child Safeguarding Policy Guidelines

The child safeguarding policy guidelines set forth our core values and commitments to children in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. These values and commitments define ChildFund’s collective identity, establish our accountability, require adherence to the highest standards and promote an organizational environment supportive of our work to ensure children’s protection, rights and well-being.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

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Guidelines for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Children in a Changing Climate coalition, of which ChildFund Alliance is a member, puts forward a set of guidelines for a child-centred approach to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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A Handbook on Planning Children and Youth’s Protection Through the Area Strategic Planning Process

The following three e-learning modules are designed to help ChildFund staff to strengthen their programs using methods that promote child and youth protection through an approach that is consistent with ChildFund’s Strategy and programming approach