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Reflecting on models of support for children in places of safety: Give a Child a Family

In 2011, the DGMT began to reflect more deeply on models of support for children in places of safety. We were particularly interested in models that have a strong focus on reintegrating children back into communities, as well as, on the provision of long-term post-placement support. Through a grant made to Give a Child a Family (GCF) in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, we began testing an integrated model of Foster Care Placement and Support, aimed at demonstrating an alternative to long-term institutional placement for children. This learning brief is joint attempt by GCF and the DGMT to reflect on the GCF model, and to consider what the key elements of a successful model might be. Read more…

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