Case Study. Protecting and providing for all children without appropriate care (CWAC) in Georgia

Save the Children's objective in Georgia is to support vulnerable children in coping with psychosocial distress and integrate in society, and to protect them from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. The "Rebuilding Lives Project" implemented by Save the Children, has assisted street and at-risk children and their families, helping to ensure children’s well-being and providing education and other support. Thanks to the programme, many children were able to join mainstream education, their families gained new skills to better care for their children, and the Government of Georgia placed the issues of child welfare and protection prominently on the national reforms agenda. It strengthened Childcare Services & Systems for Children without Appropriate Care and with Special Needs, supported the development of national policy (Child Protection Referral System), codified childcare standards, and supported practice/behaviour change activities.

Published 2011-06-08