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Research Studies and Papers

Research

Research Studies are an integral part of the Advocacy, Research and Training (A.R.T.) agenda at Udayan Care. We conduct independent action research, aimed at evidence building to improve our own working as well as to influence policy reforms, in Alternative Care space in India. Udayan Care has also presented several papers and articles on issues related to alternative care, basis these research studies at different national and international fora, as well as published in academic journals.

Research study on “Current Aftercare Practices (2017-2019): Udayan Care initiated a study on “Current Aftercare Practices” (CAP) in 2017, which has been a result of Udayan Care’s long-term advocacy agenda to see all Care Leavers served their rights, by examining the current Aftercare programming and provisions, from the eyes of the Care Leavers and Key Informants in the backdrop of current realities. Supported by UNICEF, TATA Trusts, Shri Deep Kalra and State governments, concluded in April 2019, in the states of Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, it suggests a set of recommendations for various stakeholders. The pilot was conducted in 2017 in Delhi. The tools were refined afterwards, based on baseline deductions, and the study was expanded to include Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat and Delhi.To access the synthesised multi-state as well as individual state reports and summarised research insights from different states, visit the section under the year 2018-19 & 2019-20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond 18: Leaving Child Care Institutions -Supporting Youth Leaving Care
21, August 2019

This report is a synthesis of multi-city studies, conducted in the five States. It captures the voices of 435 Care Leavers and over 100 key informants, including child protection functionaries in these five states, and recommends a robust way forward.

Report to be released on August 21, 2019.

Supporting Youth Leaving Care: Current Aftercare Practices in Delhi
31, July 2019

This was a second-level study in Delhi and is a part of the multi-city study in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat, captures different voices and synthesises a way forward. 

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Supporting Youth Leaving Care: Current Aftercare Practices in Gujarat
15, July 2019

Udayan Care, with the support of Gujarat State Child Protection Society (GSCPS) and UNICEF Gujarat, initiated the CAP Documentation Study in 2018 with the aim of developing evidence-based, robust programming for Aftercare in the State.

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Supporting Youth Leaving Care: Current Aftercare Practices in Karnataka
13, July 2019

Udayan Care, with the support of UNICEF and Tata Trusts, conducted an exploratory and baseline study with the aim of gathering on-ground systematic evidence on Aftercare, and also develop recommendations for more robust programming in Karnataka.

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