Moving Forward involved many partners and contributors and the authors express their sincere gratitude to all who helped bring Moving Forward into being.


Our thanks go to the Children without Parental Care Working Group of the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, who initiated this project.

The project’s Steering Group members


Special thanks to


  • Oliver Robertson of the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Maureen Anderson and friends at Vatsalya, India for photography
  • Zoe Tennant for sourcing relevant research and resources
  • United Nations for allowing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children’ to be included
  • all staff involved from CELCIS.

We'd also like to extend warm thanks to the many individuals and organisations who have supported the project by recommending resources, contacts, policy and practice examples, as well as those who participated in the field test consultations.

We have provided a full list of the individuals and organisations who contributed within the 'Moving Forward' publication.

International Social Service, Oak Foundation, SOS Children's Villages International, unicef, ATD Fourth World, Better Care Network, Family for every child, ngo group for the crc, PEPFAR, RELAF, Save the Children, USAID