Siân has worked on child protection and issues impacting children affected by HIV and AIDS for over 25 years, working and living in Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, West Africa and the Middle East. She is an expert in violence against children including linkages with HIV, HIV-sensitive child protection and the social service workforce. She currently focuses on the promoting of positive parenting as a violence prevention and family strengthening intervention, social service workforce strengthening, developing and delivering training at multiple levels, and on developing strategy, policy and programming tools for use by a wide range of policy makers and practitioners. Siân consults with civil society groups and governments to strengthen the child protection system, identify linkages between violence, HIV and social welfare systems, and support interventions and initiatives that seek to place children and adolescents at the centre of child protection and social service programming.
Experience and Expertise
Capacity Building, Training, and Curriculum Design
Policy, Guidelines, SOPs, Strategic Plans, Action Plans
Mapping and Assessment
Program or Proposal Design
- United Kingdom
- South Sudan
- South Africa
- Sierra Leone
- Gambia, The
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Long, S., Landers, C., Stuer, F. Designing Parenting Programmes for Violence Prevention: A Guidance Note New York: UNICEF.
- Long, S. with LVCT Health: Integrating VAC prevention and response into HIV services Training Package for 4Children.
- Long S & Bunkers K. April 2015. Prevent and Protect: Coordinating HIV and Child Protection to Keep Children Safe, Healthy & Resilient. Report for UNICEF/WVI.
- Bradford B, Keshavarzian G, Long S, Cabran M. July 2014. Guidelines for Kinship Care, Foster Care and Supported Independent Living for Liberia.
- Long S & Bunkers K. June 2013. Building Protection and Resilience: HIV-Sensitive Child Protection Systems Strengthening. A report for the IATT Children and AIDS.
- Mann G, Long S, Delap E & Connell L. June 2012. Children Living with and Affected by HIV in Residential Care. Desk-Based Research. New York: UNICEF.