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Social protection’s primary objective is to reduce and mitigate poverty. It links to other services such as social work and child protection services. Recent years have seen a push towards more ‘child-sensitive social protection’ by having policies and programmes that are understand and respond to children’s particular needs and vulnerabilities.

 

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Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Well-being

Effective high-quality governmental cash transfer programmes can improve children’s well-being, protection and care by their families.  This is the key finding of research jointly produced by Family’s member organisations Uyisenga Ni Imanzi (Rwanda), Challenging Heights (Ghana) and Children in Distress Network (South Africa). It shows that good social protection can help millions of children in…

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Researching the linkages between social protection and children’s care in South Africa

This research investigates the impact of the Child Support and Foster Child grants in South Africa on children’s care. It examines the effect of these grants on the quality of children’s care and on decisions about who will provide care to children. It also explores implementation issues regarding both grants and proposes options for making…

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