Education can lead to family separation, with children going to live in institutional care, extended families or employers in order to get an education. At the same time, children who live apart from parents don’t always access education. Without education, children can end up on the streets or in labour.

Latest Education and Care Reports

Losing the Care of a Parent

This report explores what family means to children and adults in five countries using the digital storytelling technique. Digital storytelling uses storytelling methods to gain deep insights into feelings and experiences. Participants create individual stories about aspects of their own lives using still images and sound. Stories range from the impacts on children of family separation, multiple.

VIEW REPORT in English and Spanish.

Schools that care: A review of linkages between children’s education and care

This report argues that children’s rights to education and care are inextricably linked, with a loss of adequate care commonly pushing children out of school, and education systems having the potential to help prevent unnecessary family separation, abuse and neglect.

Currently, the linkages between children’s education and their care are not widely recognised. More effective collaboration between the education, child protection and care sectors is urgently needed and will support the mutually reinforcing goals of children achieving rights to education and to adequate care and protection. In particular, it is recommended that education and care sector planners work together.

VIEW REPORT in English and Spanish.