Children Safe Uganda believes that the best place to raise a child is through well established home no matter poor or rich so long as the child is safe and has parental love and care. Children Safe Uganda tries to look for relatives and build a strong relationship with these families before taking children back. After being sure that there is a good relationship between a relative and a child, then we allow a child to visit and spend some holiday which eventually results to leave a child stay with family. Children Safe Uganda’s responsibility is to empower families through parenting skills, income generating activities, educational requirements, among others so that children’s requirements are well met.Once we have found a family for a child, we help the child integrate well with his/her family and continue monitoring the progress. Resettlement allows us to completely achieve our vision for the child – “to have a place to call home”.
Categories of child resettlement:
Children may be resettled in any of the following categories
- Reintegration – this is with a blood relative
- Foster Care and Adoption – for abandoned children(child headed homes)
- BCH Centre – when we fail to trace any blood relatives, reconciliation fails or if we think the child may be exposed to abuse.
- Independent Living (By giving a send off package) – if the youth is above18 years and has no blood relatives and he is no longer interested in schooling.
Our aim is to ensure that the resettlement is sustainable. For this reason, we continue to follow-up the resettled children and the families. After resettlement, Children Safe Uganda continues to financially support the individual’s school fees among others. Social workers carry out periodic follow-up visits to assess the individual’s progress and the family’s economic stability.
An individual child will cease to be on the Children Safe Uganda support program once their family is found able to support them. At the same time, when a child is married, not interested in schooling or has a qualification that earns him/her a living.