Study Report on Good Practices in Family Preservation and Prevention of Family Separation Programming in Cambodia
In 2018, Coram International was contracted by UNICEF to conduct a study on good practices of community-based programmes to support family preservation and the prevention of family separation. The study involved an initial mapping of existing community-based programmes supporting family preservation and the prevention of family separation in five key provinces in Cambodia, and the identification of programmes that offer examples of good practices and opportunities for development. The study assessed which international examples of best practice in community-based programming could be applied to the Cambodian context and which in-country examples could be scaled-up to maximise capacity and effectiveness. The findings of this mapping and evaluative exercise were used to inform the development of a theoretical business model of successful community-based programmes supporting family preservation, and an advocacy paper proposing best practice in community-based programming as an alternative to residential care targeted at potential donors.