Project Goal:

To improve the well-being and protection of most vulnerable children by strengthening the regulatory framework and community in the provision of alternative care for children in Kenya.

Project Purpose: Advocate for a standardized policy and regulations that govern foster care and Kinship in Kenya.
Partners: Charitable Children Institutions, Children Officers, and government Children department, NGO (Samaritan Purse, CEFA).

Policy Level:

The project focus on advocacy for the development and inclusion of appropriate regulations and guidelines for the care and support of community based caregivers.

Community level:

The project focus on strengthening community based resources, and other social structures to ensure the retention and maintenance of children within their communities.

Kinship Care

Seeking community alternatives for children living away from home. The project is based at Little Angels Network offices in Nairobi, Kenya. Kinship Care Project started in January 2010 through a partnership between Adoption Centrum (Sweden), Interpedia (Finland) and Little Angels Network.

Project Sites: Kisumu, Kilifi and Nairobi

Ongoing Activities

  • Finalization, production & orientation of the best practice manual,
  • Assessment of households / families for reintegration.

Achievements

End 2010, 103 Government and institutional social workers had been trained and 69 children from Institutions had been re-integrated back to their families, communities within the 3 regions.

2011 September: The project has been directly involved in the re-integration of 10 children Kilifi, 6 in Kisumu and 30 in Nairobi.
2010 − September 2011; All government officers within 8 districts in Nairobi Province had received training on Re-integration process and Kinship

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