Request for Consultancy Applications

Published: 22 September 2016
Author: Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems

Building the evidence base on effective models of community-led child protection and bottom-up child protection systems strengthening – developing case studies of effective practice in Uganda and Tanzania

Date of issue: 21 September 2016
Submission deadline 14 October 2016
Duration of assignment: 6 months on a part-time basis (estimated 53 consultancy
Expected start date: 1 January 2017

What are the most effective early response strategies and interventions to assess and address the immediate needs of children outside of family care?

Published: 2012
Author: Neil Boothby, Mike Wessells, John Williamson,, Gillian Huebner, Kelly Canter, Eduardo Garcia Rolland, Vesna Kutlesic, Farah Bader, Lena Diaw, Maya Levine, Anita Malley, Kathleen Michels, Sonali Patel, Tanya Rasa, Fred Ssewamala, Vicki Walker

A systematic review of evidence of effective early response strategies for children outside of family care.

Presentation by James Kaboggoza – Child Protection Systems in Uganda

Published: August 2016
Author: James Kobogozza

An overview of a recent mapping of child protection systems in Uganda

Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center

Published: 2015
Author: Mike Wessells

Efforts to strengthen national child protection systems have frequently taken a top-down approach of imposing formal, government-managed services. Such expert-driven approaches are often characterized by low use of formal services and the misalignment of the nonformal and formal aspects of the child protection system. This article examines an alternative approach of community-driven, bottom-up work that enables non formal–formal collaboration and alignment, greater use of formal services, internally driven social change, and high levels of community ownership.

From the journal: Child Abuse & Neglect

Mbinu za kuimarisha mifumo ya ulinzi wa mtoto kuanzia chini kwenda juu mbinu na: Kuangazia watoto, familia na jamii

Published: 2015
Author: Mike Wessells

KiSwahili version of “Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center.”

Presentation by Patrick Onyango – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August, 2016

Published: August 2016
Author: Patrick Onyango

Girl mothers in armed forces and groups and their children in Northern Uganda, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Participatory Action Research to assess and improve their situations.

PAR UNICEF PP presentation Girl Mothers Findings May 2010

Presentation by Eddy Walakira – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August, 2016

Published: August 2016
Author: Eddy Walakira

This presentation looks at the results of a War Child Holland initiative in Northern Uganda around prevention of violence against children in a post war setting.

Presentation by Mike Wessells – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August 2016

Published: August 2016
Author: Mike Wessells

Mike Wessells’ presentation at the Kampala workshop 17-18 August 2016 where he discusses questions about community driven child protection which keep him awake at night.

Community based child protection mechanisms amongst urban refugees in Kampala, Uganda: an ethnographic study

Published: 2013
Author: CPC Learning Network

This study looks at how people living in protracted refugee settings in Uganda protect their children.

Mapping community-based child protection mechanisms in Uganda

Published: January 2012
Author: Child Protection in Crisis Network

The goal of this research is to take a bottom-up approach in examining existing CBCPMs in Arua and Nebbi districts in Uganda. By understanding how communities currently define, prevent, and respond to child protection violations and how local systems connect (or do not connect) to formal protection systems, these mechanisms may then be supported, and enhanced, rather than ignored or undermined.

With appropriate support, CBCPMs may be able to increase coverage and efficacy and even improve the implementation of locally appropriate strategies.

Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support – Facilitating community support structures: lessons learned from Uganda about community-based psychosocial and mental health interventions

Published: January, 2010
Author: REPSSI and TPO Uganda

Practical information about community-based psychosocial and mental health interventions in the aftermath of emergency situations. This learning is derived from the experiences of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation in Uganda (TPO) and REPSSI.

Advocacy through community engagement

Published: 2009
Author: Child Hope UK

The Child Advocacy Project is a collaborative approach to advocacy addressing access to children’s rights. Working in partnership, four partner organisations have developed strategies for improving access to health, housing and welfare rights of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable children in South Africa.

This booklet is part of a series on Collaborative Approaches to Advocacy in partnership with CINDI. It inspires community-based advocacy initiatives through community engagement strategies. Presenting a range of different community engagement methods, the booklet reflects on the strengths, weakness and key learnings of each approach to provide recommendations for others working in this sector.

The booklet is intended for use by other organisations and government departments working to promote vulnerable children’s access to their basic rights. It is our hope that it encourages further community engagement and advocacy to empower communities to improve the lives of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS.