May 2017: An ISS expert group headed to the Kingdom of Morocco last week for an evaluation mission, mandated by the Moroccan Ministry of Justice and joined by UNICEF Morocco.
During this mission, the ISS team met with over 100 key players (governmental, civil society, families and their children) working in child protection, and to discuss with them more precisely about Kafala.
This mission aimed to establish a full picture of 15 years of implementation of the legal framework dedicated to kafala for children deprived of family, whether in Morocco or abroad, as well as identifying the benefits and challenges impacts in the practice.
Several preliminary recommendations have already been shared with a technical panel during a participative workshop on 9 May 2017. On this basis, the ISS experts are preparing a comprehensive report to be finalised over summer.