Assessing the Context for Transition
Transitioning away from residential care requires a solid understanding of the standards, policies, systems, and services that will shape family care in a specific context. Understanding international guidelines and standards enables an organization to align its approach with evidence-based best practice. Knowing a country’s child protection system and policies enables compliance with national law and provides a better understanding of the role that government may play in supporting the transition process. An assessment of the local context allows the organization to understand the unique factors that have contributed to family separation and identifies potential partners whose contributions and services can support and strengthen family care for children.