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About the ICEB Journal

In March 2014, Udayan Care launched a bi-annual academic journal 'Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond' (ICEB) to deliberate on the state of care of children in institutional and alternative care. The journal’s regional focus is on the eight South Asian countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The purpose of the journal is to expand and enhance knowledge about children, who have been in Out of Home Care (OHC) and those who need alternative care systems. The mission is to make available a platform for consistent sharing of information, knowledge enhancement and the development of a dialogue and debate amongst professionals, practitioners, mental health experts, policy makers, academics, researchers, and volunteers, working for children in institutional and other alternate care settings, about best practices, research findings and studies, legislation, jurisprudence and case law, in relation to OHC children's mental health, social development, care and upbringing.

So far 11 issues of the journal have been released and we are now ready to release the twelfth issue, Vol. 6, No. 2, in September, 2019. We are also currently accepting abstracts for the March 2020 issue, with a special focus on Deinstitutionalisation: Policies, Strategies, Practices and Implications for South Asia. Make sure to book your subscription to ICEB in order to engage with knowledge sharing with regards to alternative care of OHC children in the South Asia region!

Share in knowledge generation and dissemination on alternative care and send us your original manuscripts on related topics, to be published in the forthcoming issues of ICEB to

Download March 2020 call for paper.


To create a rich platform for sharing discourses related to laws, practices, and evidence-based research, regarding Alternative Care for Out-of-Home-Care (OHC) and at-risk children and young persons in South Asia, and serve the purpose of developing dialogues and debates amongst practitioners, academics, researchers, policy makers, advocates, activists, and volunteers working for Child and Youth Care (CYC). The journal aims to improve standards of care and mental health practices that enhance the delivery of services in alternative care settings in the South Asian region.

ICEB Issues

In this section we are displaying a brief of all ICEB Journal issues. Single articles and full journal are available for sale on our partner website Click Here