The impact of the changes in children's replacement care policy and measures

01aug7:59 am31mar(mar 31)7:59 amThe impact of the changes in children's replacement care policy and measuresResearch and analysis for the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs


Objectives, activities, and results

Replacement care means taking care of the child outside their birth family either for a short or a long term. Its quality and effectiveness are important to ensure the well-being of children and young people affected by it. The project aims to find out how recent changes in the social care system have affected the development and implementation of replacement care and therefore the well-being of children and youth.

For example, the assessment answers the following questions:

  • How have the changes in legislation and financing have impacted the field of replacement care?
  • What has been the impact on the development and provision of training and support services?
  • How to increase the sustainability of the changes?

To reach this aim, project partners develop a comprehensive methodology that helps to assess the impact of changes and activities in replacement care. The methodology is then put into practice and necessary information is collected and compiled, analyzed and, based on the result, the progress, as well as bottlenecks and additional development needs, are pointed out.