This study report, by Mr. Mandar Nayak is an important document that throws light on the situation of children from different categories after they are restored back with their families. The categories include children with alcoholic parents, children who have undergone SATHI camp, girl children, children with step parents and those who come from very poor families among others. The physical home-visits of 500 children conducted goes on to show that nearly 80% of the children stay back at home after restoration and another 10% remain in contact with their families. The study also captures the changes observed in the child and the family after repatriation.2012_A_Study_Report_on_Physical_follow-up_of_runaway_children_at_Sathi
Collaboration and networking have been major thrust areas of SATHI. SATHI works closely with the government departments and has collaborated (by sharing resources) with several organizations over the years. This study, conducted by Ms. Seema from Institute of Health Management and Research, Jaipur assesses the nature of the collaborations and examines the perception of 14 organizations and government officials in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, with whom SATHI engaged.2006_A study on collaboration & networking with Sathi_Seema
This study was conducted in April 2006 based on data of children who were part of SATHI’s home placement programme between Jan 2004 and Dec. 2005. There were four kinds of home-placements seen during the period.
- Child going home on his own
- Parents coming to take the child home
- Sathi staff accompanying the child
- Children having the experience of camp before home placement
A comparison is made between the group of children who were placed home with Camp experience (34 cases); and those placed without camp experience (combination of all other methods: with parents, with staff and self) 41 cases).
It was observed that the success rate of home placement camps was higher among children who were sent back within a few days of their arrival in the city. The reason for leaving home is in most cases related to poverty related factors and family disintegration was seen to be affecting 25% of the children.2006_ HOME PLACEMENT OF STREET CHILDREN OF MAHARASTRA (TISS)
The study, conducted by Mr. Saboo in 2006, analyzes the profile of runaway children – age, education, family backgroud, duration on the platform, frequency of running away, etc. The study also looks at the efforts to trace their family and the reactions of the child and family after reunification. It is explored if there are any connections between economic condition and efforts put by families to trace their child; between frequency of running away and the condition of the family; duration of stay on the platform and the quality of their life; and other such aspects.A study on children at railway platform & repatriation_Saboo