Review of Alternative Care in Thailand
Policy to Implementation with Sepcial Focus on Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (CABA)
Thailand has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) since February 1992. The Convention details the fundamental rights that all nations must guarantee for their children. These include children’s rights to survival, development, protection, and participation. Emphasize is made to family-based caretaking of children, prevent separation, and provide foster homes when appropriated.
The Review of Alternative Care in Thailand is a collaborated effort between the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, and UNICEF. It aims to analyze factors that send children to alternative care system, make them a success, as well as other challenges of HIV-infected children. In addition, the project’s objectives also include analysis of consisting measures, review of related policies and legal framework, in order to improve alternative care systems in Thailand with the best interest of children at heart.