International Approaches to
Supporting Kinship Care

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Kinship care – the care of children by relatives or friends of the family - represents a significant resource available for meeting the needs of girls and boys who are orphaned or otherwise live apart from their parents. 1 in 10 children worldwide are living in kinship care. In some countries, it is as high as 1 in 3. This makes it the most common type of care, after parental care. Kinship care can support the most vulnerable children in ordinary and crisis periods. 

 

In this How We Care series, we present the programming of three CSOs on how they are supporting kin carers and the vulnerable children in their care, in their respective regions: the Associação Brasileira Terra dos Homens (ABTH) in Brazil, Farm Orphan Support Trust (FOST) in Zimbabwe and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) in New Zealand.

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Programme 1: Farm Orphan Support Trust 

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Farm Orphan Support Trust (FOST) - supporting vulnerable children in Zimbabwe's farm worker communities

Harare, Zimbabwe

Supporting Orphaned and Vulnerable Children through Kinship Care (the SOVC programme)

An overview of the programme (2 mins)

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Briefing Paper - ENGLISH

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Briefing Paper - ESPANOL

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SOVC
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Programme 2: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) - providing full-time grandparent caregivers with information, advice, support and advocacy

Auckland, New Zealand

Empowering grandparent and whānau caregivers to raise resilient and healthy children

An overview of the programme (2 mins)

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Briefing Paper - ENGLISH

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Briefing Paper - ESPANOL

Empowering grandparent and whānau caregivers
Empowering grandparent and whānau caregivers
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Programme 3: Associação Brasileira Terra dos Homens

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Associação Brasileira Terra dos Homens (ABTH Brazil) - working with children and families to prevent separation, and to reintegrate those who have been separated 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Focus on extended family of origin for children’s care  

COMING SOON

An overview of the programme (2 mins)

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Briefing Paper - ENGLISH

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Briefing Paper - PORTUGUES

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Briefing Paper - ESPANOL

Focus on extended family of origin for children’s care
Focus on extended family of origin for children’s care
Focus on extended family of origin for children’s care
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Illustration - ENGLISH

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Illustration - ESPANOL