Alternative care literature


ATD Fourth World (2004).
How poverty separates parents and children: a challenge to human rights. France: Fourth World publications.



Better Care Network, UNICEF (2009).
Manual for the Measurement of Indicators for Children in Formal Care. New York: Better Care Network, UNICEF.

Better Care Network (2011).
National Standard of care for child welfare institutions.

Better Care Network (2012a).
Separated children in an emergency.

Better Care Network. (2012b).
Better Care Network Toolkit.

Better Care Network and EveryChild (2012).
Enabling Reform. Why Children with Disabilities Must be at the Heart of Child Care Reform. New York: Better Care Network,New York.

Council of Europe (2009).
Children and young people in care – Discover your rights! SOS Children’s Villages International & Council of Europe.

EveryChild (2010).
Missing: children without parental care in international development policy. London: EveryChild.

EveryChild (2011a).
Scaling Down: Rethinking, reshaping and resizing residential care. London: EveryChild.

EveryChild (2011b).
Fostering Better Care: Improving Foster Care Provision Around the World. London: EveryChild.

EveryChild (2012).
Making Social Work Work. London:EveryChild.

Fulford, L. for the Interagency Working Group on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Save the Children (2010).
Alternative Care in Emergencies (ACE) Toolkit – Extended Guidance.

Johnson, R., Browne K., & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (2006).
Young children in institutional care at risk of harm. London: Sage Publications.

RELAF, UNICEF (2011a).
Application of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children – Your right to live in a family and to be cared for in all the situations of your life. Buenos Aires: RELAF, UNICEF.

RELAF, UNICEF (2011b).
Users Guide – Application of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. Buenos Aires: RELAF, UNICEF.

Robertson, O. (2012).
Collateral Convicts: Children of incarcerated parents. Geneva: Quaker United Nations Office.

Roby, J. (2011).
Children in Informal Alternative Care.Geneva: UNICEF.

Save the Children (2010).
Misguided Kindness: Making the right decisions for children in emergencies.

Save the Children Alliance, UNHCR, UNICEF and OHCHR (2007).
The Lost Ones Emergency Care and Family Tracing for Separated Children from Birth to Five Years.

SOS Children’s Villages International (2007).
Quality4Children Standards for out-of-home child care in Europe. Innsbruck: SOS Children’s Villages International.

SOS Children’s Villages International (2011).
‘Aging out of care’: An international analysis. Innsbruck: SOS Children’s Villages International.

SOS Children’s Villages International (2012).
Because we are brothers and sisters: Sibling relationships in alternative care. Innsbruck: SOS Children’s Villages International.

Stein, M. & Verweijen-Slamnescu, R. (2012).
Where care ends: Lessons from peer research. Innsbruck: SOS Children’s Villages International.

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (2006).
Alternative Care for Children Without Primary Caregivers in Tsunami-Affected Countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand). Bangkok: UNICEF EAPRO.


UNICEF Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office (2008).
Alternative Care for Children in South Africa: Progress, Challenges and Future Directions. Nairobi: UNICEF ESARO.

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