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Chapter 5 (Page no: 63)

Promising practices - strengthening families and systems to prevent and reduce the institutional care of children.

This chapter highlights promising practice which aims to prevent and reduce the institutionalization of children at two levels: (1) systems and social work strengthening, and (2) family strengthening and gatekeeping. The ultimate goal is to maximize family preservation supported by strong community, government and civil society systems to reduce the risk of exposure to forms of modern slavery such as orphanage tourism. Country case studies of Indonesia and Cambodia are presented, which highlight the circumstances, programmes and advocacy strategies that signal encouraging trends and results. A key emergent variable is the importance of partnerships and relationships toward achieving sustainable and lasting beneficial change for children.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Orphanage tourism and the convention on the rights of the child. Author(s): Reid, H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Orphanages as sites of modern slavery. Author(s): Doore, K. E. van
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Historical and sociopolitical drivers of Australian participation in orphanage tourism in Bali. Author(s): Daniels, G. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) People, money and resources: the drivers of institutionalization. Author(s): Mathews, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 85) What drives voluntourism? Internal impulses and external encouragement. Author(s): Biddle, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 98) How filmmaking can support advocacy: The Voluntourist and orphanage tourism. Author(s): Sanguinetti, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 110) Consuming poverty: volunteer tourism in an orphanage in Nepal. Author(s): Benali, A. Oris, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) A 'nice, knock-down argument' about orphanage tourism, modern slavery and the power and peril of naming. Author(s): Carpenter, K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Save the Children Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789240795
  • Record Number
  • 20193471646