Tracking Progress: measuring the implementation of the UN Guidelines

Year: 2017
Topic: International, Legislation
Author: CELCIS


What is the Tracking Progress Tool?

The Tool is a free, web-based, interactive diagnostic and learning tool designed to enable national actors (governments, children's service providers, NGOs, civil society, academics and others) to determine the extent to which their country has effectively implemented the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children.

How was the Tool developed?

The tool was developed by an inter-agency group in consultation with a range of actors working on care reforms at national, regional, and global levels. It is currently available in English and Spanish and other language versions are planned.

The initiative was funded by Oak Foundation, co-facilitated by the Better Care Network and Save the Children, and conducted in close collaboration with the wide range of members closely affiliated with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, who make up the Children without Appropriate Parental Care Working Groups, in New York and Geneva.

CELCIS developed and wrote the interactive, strengths-based diagnostic and learning tool.

What does the Tool do?

The Tool is designed to help users gather information on children's care in their country around four overarching themes:

  1. Addressing factors that may lead to the need for alternative care
  2. Discouraging the use of alternative care unless necessary
  3. Ensuring formal alternative care settings meet minimum standards
  4. Ensuring that formal alternative care settings meet the best interests of the individual child.