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Guidelines for the alternative care of children. A tool for reviewing the United Nations framework with children – Children’s guide

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Children who cannot live with their parents should still grow up in a loving home and enjoy all their rights. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is so concerned that this does not happen that it has drawn up a set of Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. The Guidelines are intended to help everyone who is responsible for the care and wellbeing of children. They explain why it is necessary to make arrangements for some children to live away from their parents and which alternatives might be right for children in different situations.This booklet explains the main points in the Guidelines. It raises questions and suggests activities to help you think about the principles of alternative care and what these mean for children and families in different situations.

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