A Working Document
This toolkit was compiled and written by Claire Cody in 2013 as part of Home: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network, hosted by the UHI Centre for Rural Childhood, Perth College. The toolkit was edited and updated by Joanna Wakia in 2016 as part of the RISE Learning Network a project implemented by Family for Every Child, Retrak and the International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking, University of Bedfordshire. In this phase the toolkit was updated with important contributions from the RISE Regional Working Group Members.
This toolkit is primarily for individuals working at organisations that assist and support children and young people in their reintegration back into families and communities. The toolkit will be of particular relevance to individuals who are involved in the planning of programmes and the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities. The toolkit provides ideas, examples and suggestions of how organisations could collect monitoring and evaluation data with, from and about the children and young people they work with.
The toolkit does not provide details of how to develop programmes nor is it a blueprint that can simply be copied and implemented. It is instead a resource that provides general information on:
– What could be measured to assess reintegration
– How this information could be collected
The toolkit emphasises that any processes undertaken, or tools that are developed, must be tailored and appropriate to the local context and must be carried out in an ethical and safe manner. In this toolkit, there is a focus on participatory methods that involve children from the start.