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International policy on orphans and children without adequate parental care [WP1010]

This conference discussed the following points:

The new Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children1, together with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), provide a clear framework for action to support families to care for their children and to develop quality family-based alternatives to residential care. This conference sought to bring energy and drive into realising the changes needed to better care for and protect vulnerable children.

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