Assessing Alternative Care for Children in Uganda


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Author(s): Ismael Ddumba-Nyanzi, Michelle Li, Uganda country core team

Year: 2018

Assessing Alternative Care for Children in Uganda Abstract:

Uganda’s alternative care system for children is based on the United Nations Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children, which outline principles and standards for appropriate care of children, to ensure that they grow in a protective environment, free from deprivation, exploitation, danger, and insecurity. To support this agenda, Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, with funding and technical assistance from USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund and MEASURE Evaluation, conducted a self-assessment of the alternative care system for children through a participatory stakeholder workshop, held November 27–30, 2017, at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.

The assessment workshop aimed to strengthen the capacities of government partners to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Provide leadership in implementing a structured assessment of the national alternative care system for children and strategies using a standardized framework and tool
  • Identify gaps and continuing needs in alternative care for children
  • Develop plans to address high-priority needs in alternative care for children

This report provides detailed findings from the assessment, based on analysis, as well as specific recommendations and actions taken by government and partners based on the findings.

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