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As part of its overarching goal of information sharing, the Better Care Network posts relevant jobs and consultancies on the BCN newsletter. These jobs, unless noted, are not being administered by the BCN. Please apply directly with the relevant organization and contact the respective organization for additional information. To advertise a job posting on BCN, email BCN Secretariat at contact@bettercarenetwork.org.   

APC RFP - Performance Evaluation of Child Care Reform Project in Uganda  

 

The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project invites qualified organizations to submit proposals for an independent performance evaluation of a child care reform project that will be implemented in Uganda by a consortium of non-governmental organizations led by ChildFund International. One Fixed Price Contract is anticipated to be awarded under this Request for Proposals (RFP).

Important dates for the Performance Evaluation of Child Care Reform Project in Uganda RFP:

October 16 - Questions about RFP due

October 22 - Answers to questions posted on www.advancingpartners.org/grants/rfas

November 7 - Proposals due

For more information regarding the RFP, please visit www.advancingpartners.org/grants. Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to grants-APC@jsi.com.   

Please distribute this announcement to your members who fit the eligibility criteria and are interested in performing a Performance Evaluation of Child Care Reform Project in Uganda.  


 Joint Conference of National Council For Adoption and the Joint Council on International Children’s Services

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) and the Joint Council on International Children's Services have teamed up to launch a new conference:Putting Family First, From Family Strenthening to Adoption. The conference will be held  in Arlington, VA (metro D.C.) from June 22, 2015 to June 24, 2015.

Professionals and academics in the child welfare community are invited to submit proposals to present at the Conference. Proposals are being requested for the hour-long sessions. Speakers are encouraged to include the audience and encourage discussion throughout sessions. Sessions will run in tandem with country specific Round Table Discussions. 

oint Council and NCFA are interested in proposals that empower child welfare professionals with new information and ideas that introduce attendees to creative programs that serve children and families in need. CE credits will be granted to attendees, therefore special consideration will be given to proposals that address emerging issues affecting practitioners, including sessions designed around the USG Action Plan on Children in Adversity, social justice and equality, creative family empowerment programs, global foster care services, permanent deinstitutionalization, domestic adoption programs, and the unique medical and nutritional needs of children living outside of family care. Special consideration will also be given to proposals which bridge the academic prospective and the practitioner prospective.

This year's Conference will include the following tracks:

- Health/Medical Care
- Family Care First or Family, Community and System Strengthening 
- Adoption

The deadline for submitting proposals is by 5:00 pm on November 14, 2014. Proposals must be submitted via surveymonkey. Presenters will be notified on or about January 30, 2015.

For more information on the conference, please click here

The link to the RFP form can be found here 


Social Care Institute for Excellence 

SCIE is looking for examples of how councils are identifying ‘seldom heard’ young people likely to have care and support needs as an adult. One example SCIE has already been told about identifies young carers at an early stage, by looking at the siblings of a young person with care and support requirements. This work will help SCIE to create their transitions resource, which they are working on, which offers you support over the implementation of the Care Act 2014. If you have an example and are willing to explain what it is and what the outcome is, please contact SCIE at Angela.hatcher@scie.org.uk


The 3nd Pan African Conference on Parenting 2015

Call for Abstracts 

In preparation for the 3rd Pan African Conference that will take place on 21 and 22 April, 2015 in Uganda, PAN invites interested parties to respond to the call of Abstract . The theme of the conference is  Positive discipline in  childhood and adolescence - With special focus on behaviour modelling and positive parenting of children living with disabilities and those in special contexts in Africa.

The main objectives of the conference are:

1. Create a forum to highlight the realities on positive discipline across the region by addressing knowledge, attitude and practices across the region, on positive discipline.

2. Provide a platform to share evidence-based knowledge and information to inform advocacy for actions and policies that favour children by the government and policy maker.

3. Enhance clear understanding on what parents, caregivers and agents of socialisation need to know while raising children, in order to enhance their potential to realize their aspirations

4. Collate evidence on efforts and action points to strengthen family relationships in Africa for the wellbeing of children.

PAN invites submission of abstracts (about 350 words) from experts working in parenting and family care support programs, research and academic institutions; programs for children with special needs; and policy and legal frameworks that address positive discipline from childhood to adolescence. The deadline for receiving abstracts is 30th November 2014, through info@parentinginafrica.org to allow ample time for review and confirmation.

For more information on abstracts' focus and guidelines, please click here


Educating Children Who Are Raised in Alternative Family and Care Systems: Global Practices 

Childhood Education: A Call for Manuscripts

Educators need to ensure that they are addressing children's education needs in individually sensitive ways, particularly when working with children who are coming to school from diverse living and care situations. Families, carers, social services, and schools should work together to enrich the educational opportunities for children in alternative care so as to contribute to positive educational outcomes. Many of these children have experienced trauma or have had inconsistent caregiving and education experiences.

The goal of this special issue of Childhood Education is to explore alternative family and care environments for children and how education services can offer holistic support that enhances learning and life outcomes for this vulnerable population. Childhood Education is seeking manuscripts from a holistic perspective in the following topical areas:

This themed edition will document the rich and varied strategies that successfully enhance childhood development services and home school involvement across disciplines and thus promote intercultural connections among the readers of Childhood Education. Submit manuscripts ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 words to Fiona S. Baker at fbaker@ecae.ac.ae by December 31, 2014.

For a full description and application instructions, please click here