Two new reports from Cambodia were published in 2018: "Study on Alternative Care Community Practices for Children in Cambodia" and "Capacity development plan for family support, foster care and adoption in Cambodia 2018-2023". Both studies were commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY).
The first study, by UNICEF, USAID and Coraminternational, evaluates the different types of alternative care in Cambodia in order to assess the alignment on the implementation of the 2008 Minimum Standards of Alternative Care for Children.
The second study, a capacity development plan, by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference and ISS, aims to accelerate the child welfare reform in Cambodia.
Both studies will allow professionals to have a better view of the child situation in Cambodia and to implement effective measures for a better child protection.
Based on the Capacity Development Plan, ISS is currently working with two experts, to develop Guideline on the Procedures for Family Based Care.
Studies are available in English on ISS website: Resources/Publications/Adoption