The North American Resource Center for Child
Welfare (NARCCW) is an umbrella organization for agencies working
to achieve best practice in child welfare.
NARCCW houses four collaborative agencies which include: The Institute for Human Services, Center for Child Welfare Policy, Family Trust Clinic and TRAINet.
children, who have been or are at risk of being, physically abused,
neglected, or sexually abused, with safe, permanent, and nurturing
families in which to develop to their potential.
A safe, permanent family may include
the child's biological parents, members of the child's extended
family, the child's foster family, or an adoptive family, in a
relationship that is legally and psychologically intended to be
The child welfare agency, in collaboration
with members of the child's immediate family, extended family,
and other resources and service providers in the community, will
work to stabilize, educate, empower, and support families in a
manner that promotes safety and permanence for children.
children have an absolute right to a safe, permanent, stable home,
which provides basic levels of nurturance and care, and is free
from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
general child welfare value is the overriding moral end targeted
by all aspects of the child welfare field of practice. It is a
derivational incorporation of the fundamental values of the social
work profession: freedom, justice, human dignity, and social responsibility.