Kinship care, otherwise known as care by relatives or family friends, is the most significant form of out-of-home care globally for children who are unable to live with their parents. While kinship care is the most common form of out-of-home care, it is also the care option least systematically recorded, monitored or supported. Given that most care givers in poor families are likely to be struggling with poverty and lack of support. In India, there is no legislation or government policy of support kinship career. Most government support goes to institutional care and there is no agency or monitoring mechanism in place. YCDA in collaboration with EveryChild, Bangalore is engaged with an Action Research project with an objective understand the situation of children staying in kinship care arrangements and their violation of rights.
THRUST OF THE PROGRAMME
The proposed intervention aims to understand and document the prevalence of kinship care, its practice and related issues in a participatory approach and make recommendations to appropriate authorities to protect and strengthen kinship care arrangements.
Following will be the key objectives of the intervention;
Children living in kinship care arrangements
Geographic location of the project:
Country- India, State – Orissa,
Districts: Boudh for micro demonstration
State/Country: For advocacy
Intervention and key Activities
Following key activities will be undertaken in the project;
Sharing reports with appropriate authority for advocacy and influencing policy.
Mr. Rajendra Meher (CEO)
Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel- 9437194954/ 7750018377
Website : www.ycdaindia.org