Primary Referral Partners Ministry of Child Development & Women’s Affairs Ministry of Social Services Ministry of Health Psychosocial Police Ministry of Justice Monitoring Investigations Court proceedings Child-care institutions Coordination & Advising Government bodies NGOs/INGOs District/Provincial councils Civil societies Legal & Law Enforcement Juvenile Justice Professional Skills/Expertise
Key Programmatic Focus Areas Education, Stability and Protection of School Children Protection and Monitoring of Children of Migrant Parents Protection, Pyschosocial Support and Rehabilitation - Victims of War Education, Protection and Livelihood support - Estate Children Victims of Abuse, Exploitation, Neglect Victims of Child Labour in High Risk Areas Street/Beach Children in High Risk Tourist Areas Juvenile Justice: Children involved in Criminal Proceedings
Protecting children at the local level Each district secretariat has: - 1 NCPA district coordinator - 1 NCPA psychosocial coordinator Total officers on field: 50+ Total officers at NCPA head office: 70+ For 1929 case follow-ups at district level: 300 new
-The local authority child protection team - In case of an emergency, the police - 1929 child helpline How are child protection concerns reported?
What happens after a child protection complaint? NCPA/ 1929 receives complaint Referred to Law Enforcement Unit Referred to relevant local authority Police & local NCPA officers investigate Initial assessmentAction Periodic assessments by the local NCPA staff
Our Bottom-Up Approach.. Ensure that the community owns child protection projects and activities and also understand the notion of accountability with respect to child rights and violence and injustice against children.
CR – the questions that need asking Do partners play an active role in supporting children, providing services or advocating for children’s rights and well-being? How do children relate to referral partners? Are they actively involved with those organisations themselves?