New UNICEF report on children in alternative care: Pathways to Better Protection

New regional analyses now available on latest data available on children in alternative care and adoption across Europe and Central Asia.

UNICEF ECARO has published its new regional TransMonEE analytical report on children in alternative care and adoption across 46 countries - Pathways to Better Protection: taking stock of the situation of children in alternative care in Europe and Central Asia.

This new report, principally authored by long-term friend of Eurochild Jo Rogers, brings together data collected by the TransMonEE network, Eurochild and UNICEF EDCARO’s DataCare initiative. Eurochild’s expert member Mária Herczog contributed to the 2022 network meeting where initial findings were presented, and also provided feedback in the report’s drafting.

The report provides an analysis of data, and developments and challenges in collecting and reporting comparable and disaggregated quality data. The report also provides recommendations on how to build on progress made.

The key findings show that while progress has been made in reducing the number of children living in residential care facilities, there is a long way to go before ending institutional care for children in our region.

For the full report, please see here.

See here to learn about the progress and impact of Eurochild’s work in this area together with UNICEF ECARO.

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