A Shared Vision for Systemic Child Protection : Advocating, Developing, Evidencing, and Partnering to Build a Child Protection System

Harris, Rachel A. and Milligan, Ian (2014) A Shared Vision for Systemic Child Protection : Advocating, Developing, Evidencing, and Partnering to Build a Child Protection System. [Report]

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    Abstract

    This document reports on an Institutional Learning Process that has critically analysed the impact and effectiveness of Terre des hommes' (Tdh) engagement in Albania over the last 14 years. It also looks at the role Tdh has played in the emergence of a State Child Protection System (CPS) in the country. The long-term focus for Tdh has been on protecting children, and successive teams have sought to ground their work in the experiences of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Working closely with front-line professionals involved in providing care and protection to these children has been fundamental. While contributing to the development of the CPS, Tdh has also been careful to take account of the large, culturally distinct minority groups that exist in Albania. This includes the Roma and ‘Egyptian’ communities who are for the most part socially excluded and extremely impoverished.