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Research & Evaluation

On this page you can download our latest reports and evaluation documents. The findings from our reports help us to maximise the impact our charity has on children’s lives, allowing us to identify areas that need improvement.

We are constantly carrying out new research and completing evaluations on our work so make sure that you check back soon for future reports. Click a document below to find out more.

Cambodia Baseline Research Report.

Date published: March 2018

This report investigates the current state of child welfare in Cambodia and assesses the impact which developing a national foster care program will have in the country. Highlighting the key challenges and opportunities, the report looks ahead to Care for Children’s work in the country.

Malaysia Baseline Research Report.

Date published: November 2016

“The purpose of this baseline survey visit was to understand more about the child welfare system and family placement practice in Malaysia. The Family First Conference was designed to help representatives from the government, child welfare homes and NGOs to explore the concept of family placement and to understand the importance of long-term foster care and its practice.”

Vietnam Baseline Research Report.

Date published: June 2016

“In June 2016 the Care for Children Team visited Hanoi, Vietnam on invitation of MoLISA. The purpose of the pre-pilot project research visit to Vietnam was to understand the current situation of orphan care in the country at large, and in the two proposed pilot project sites specifically, Hanoi and Thai Nguyen, and to understand the existing child welfare framework upon which a foster care pilot project will be developed.“

Asia Family Placement Conference Report

Date published: November 2011

In November 2011, we held the Asia Family Placement Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The purpose of the conference was to share international best practice in local family placement for orphans in Asia as a positive alternative to institutional care.

This was a pioneering and unprecedented conference for the participating countries and was jointly hosted by the Thai Department of Social Development and Welfare in the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and Care for Children.

Fostering orphaned and disabled children in China.

Date published: May 2009

A 10-year review of foster care. All orphaned and disabled children originate from a family and a family is the best option for most children. Long-term foster care gives orphaned and disabled children a permanent home and acts as a security base, allowing them to enjoy renewed family life.

Global Perspectives on foster family care.

Date published: 2006

Details: Russell House Publishing, edited by Matthew Colton & Margaret Williams.

Global Perspectives on Foster Family Care" offers insight into the philosophies, policies and practices of foster care systems in 10 countries from across the world. Dr. Robert Glover OBE (Executive Director, Care for Children) contributed a chapter on foster care in China, which can be viewed by clicking the button below.

Shanghai Research commissioned by the Department for International Development of the UK Government.

Date published: 2000

Details: In October 2000 this Research and Evaluation of the Family Placement project in Shanghai, was funded by DfID and conducted by Professor June Thoburn of the University of East Anglia and Professor Chris Beckett University of Cambridge.

The project is the result of an interesting collaboration between the British charity Care for Children which provides advice, consultancy and training, and the Civil Affairs Bureau of the Shanghai municipal government which directs and provides the foster care service.

The purpose of the project is to provide an alternative to institutional care for children who, for a variety of reasons, have been abandoned by their own parents.

The project workers’ task is therefore to recruit, assess and support foster-parents, to match foster-parents with children (who are selected by the management of the Children’s Welfare Centre) and to support placements.