A group of organizations and network altogether to push for the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in order to be fully implemented in Thailand. SOS Children’s Villages Thailand is part of the Alternative Care Thailand (ACT) working group, which is a group that aims to develop alternative care and child protection systems in Thailand. Children can grow up safely under quality upbringing.
In August 2022, Advocacy staff of SOS Children’s Villages Thailand attended the ACT Coalition Advance meeting with the Working Group on Alternative Care and Child Protection in Thailand or Alternative Care Thailand (ACT), which consists of the Thailand Child Rights Network. The objective is to develop a better quality child care system in Thailand. This is to drive the work of civil society organizations together with government agencies. On the basis of allowing children to grow up in a safe and caring family environment by operating in five strategies to drive alternative care, which are:
Strengthening families and communities to properly raise and protect children
Integrating mechanisms and resources to enable children to live in safe and caring families
Standardizing, developing tools and strengthening the capacity of workers in alternative care, taking the best interests of the child as a priority.
Operating to support follow-up and formally assess the outcomes of alternative care.
Developing the database development to build a body of knowledge and research to formulate policies
For organizations affiliated with alternative care networks in Thailand It consists of children's organizations and agencies such as UNICEF Thailand, One Sky Foundation, Childline, Holt Sahathai Foundation, Save the Children Thailand, Christian Foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD), Care for Children Foundation, Charoen Pokphand for Rural Lives's Development Foundation (CPF), Step Ahead Foundation, Global Child Advocates , The Freedom Story Foundation, Siam-Care Foundation, Urban Neighbors of Hope Foundation, Faithful Heart Foundation and SOS Children's Villages Thailand
Advocacy Staff from SOS Children’s Villages Thailand presented SOS Family-like Care in the meeting of Alternative Care Thailand (ACT)