Presentation on theme: "Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) Presented to TCRF AGM on 11th -13th February,2014 at Royal Village -DodomaPresented by; Darius K Damas Senior Social Welfare OfficerThe National Costed Plan of Action for MVC
2 IntroductionThe National Costed Plan of Action (NCPA II) for Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) aimed at guiding the implementation of actions and policies in the next five years (2013 to 2017) that are specifically directed at helping households particularly those with MVC, to reduce the incidence of risk and the impact of shocks, and protect the rights of the most at- risk, vulnerable or chronically poor children in the country.
3 Introduction Conti---- Through implementation of NCPA II, the country intends to improve and strengthen the underlying MVC response systems in order to achieve more equitable and sustainable services and outcomes for the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC).
4 Introduction Conti---- The NCPA II provides guided interventions to the government and other non-state actors in the next five years (2013 to 2017).The government (MoHSW -DSW) has the responsibility of strengthening governance and leadership(Coordination) of the implementation of NCPA II by ensuring that the planned interventions are implemented so that the realization of the expected results is ensured
5 Development of NCPA II Development of NCPA II was necessitated by: The ending of NCPA I, while poverty and vulnerability still persists, and systems still inadequately responding to issues of Child ProtectionEvaluation of the NCPA I reveled that Children working and living on the streets, children with disabilities and children in conflict with the law were not captured during its implementation
6 Dev. of NCPA II Cont---The same(NCPA I Evaluation) emphasized that the New NCPA II should accommodate these children. It further stipulates that interventions should be developed to support them with more focus on rehabilitation, resettlement, reunification and reintegration in their respective communitiesTanzania has ratified and is committed to the fulfillment of both international and regional protocols towards Child Rights
7 VISIONMost vulnerable children in Tanzania receive the care, protection and support required for them to reach their full potential as productive members of society, and households and communities receive the support required to prevent violations of children’s rights.
8 MISSIONTo establish an MVC response which is government-led and community-driven, that constitutes a multi-sectoral response and commitment which facilitates MVC accessing adequate care, support and protection and access to basic social services through increasingly mainstreamed and sustainable government-led systems.
9 GOALEstablish an MVC response by 2017 which is government-led and community- driven, that constitutes a mult–sectoral response and commitment which facilitates MVC accessing adequate care, support and protection and access to basic social services through increasingly mainstreamed and sustainable government –led system
10 AN OVERVIEW OF NCPA II The MVC in Tanzania Current Response to the MVC The Strategic Plan for the Period – 2017Strategic Objectives, Interventions and Expected Results
11 AN OVERVIEW OF NCPA II CONT Implementation of the PlanAnnexes:Results and Intervention MatricesCosting MatricesCoordination structure
12 1. The MVC in TanzaniaIn this plan we define the Most Vulnerable Children as “those children under the age of 18 years falling under the extreme condition characterized by severe deprivation as to endanger their health, wellbeing and long- term development”This group of children is the primary target of priority actions set in this plan
13 2. Current Response to the MVC in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges Country’s Commitment to the International and Regional ProtocolsThe NCPA I provided an opportunity for establishing coordination, collaboration, networking and partnership among the MVC stakeholders in the country
14 3 Current Response to the MVC in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges A number of challenges in the national response still persists:Households Economic Capacity strengthening could not be achieved as more attention was focused on providing basic needs handout to the target beneficiaries under NCPA IThe Problem of exclusion of the MVC in the implementation of Social policy could not be adequately addressedEg fee wavers, scholarships(c) Children Living and working on the street, and children with disabilities and children in conflict with the low not adequately covered
15 2. Current Response to the MVC in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges d) Child Protection, particular establishment of CP systems received little attention e) Inadequate mobilization and allocation of resources both human and financial for the national response f) Inadequate M&E systems particularly in the area of Child Protection
16 3 .Strategic Objectives [4 Strategic Objectives] Strengthen the capacity of households and communities to protect, care and support MVCIncrease access to effective gender responsive child protection services within a well-resourced child protection system that has the best interest of the child at its coreImprove access to and utilization of primary health care and education including Early Childhood Care and Development (ECD) servicesStrengthen the coordination and leadership, policy and service delivery environment
17 4.Strengthening the Capacity of Households and Communities to Care and Support MVC Household Economic Strengthening for Households with MVCImproving Access to Quality Family-Based Care and Support, Food and Nutrition, Shelter Services and Psychosocial Support ServicesEstablishing and Strengthening Community Initiatives and Institutions that enable the Community to Care, Support and Protect MVC
18 Increase access to, and use of CP services To provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for the child protection system that has clear legal rules and detailed guidance based upon the CRC, ACRWC and the LCATo strengthen the knowledge, skills and conduct of the professionals, frontline workers and volunteers responsible for protecting children from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
19 CP Services Conti---To ensure that effective strategies and services are in place to prevent or reduce levels of abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation of childrenTo ensure that effective mechanisms are in place to enable the early identification and reporting of cases of children who are at high risk of, or who have experienced, abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation and their timely referral to the appropriate professionals
20 Increase Access to, and use of, Child Protection Services increase access to and use of CP services To ensure that cases of abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation are responded to in an effective, well-coordinated manner by the appropriate agenciesTo ensure that services are in place to prevent family separation and support family reunification wherever possible and to provide appropriate short and long term solutions where parental care is not possible
21 Increase Access to, and use of, Child Protection Services To ensure that adequate human, physical and financial resources, together with effective coordination mechanisms and a management information system, are in place to ensure the effective implementation of the child protection system
22 Improve access and utilization of PHC, education (ECD) services Facilitating MVC equitable to such services through interventions at the LGAs, Wards and Village Levels as well as facility levelInterventions includes among others facilitating implementation of fee weavers, referrals and linking the MVC to the available services as provided by the line ministries, agencies and other non-state stakeholders
23 Strengthen the Coordination and Leadership, Policy and Service Delivery Environment To strengthen Government capacity to lead, coordinate, resource and ensure the successful implementation of the NCPA IITo strengthen mechanisms to support Government coordination and implementation of the NCPA IITo establish an expanded, decentralized and professional social welfare workforceTo improve the quality, systematization and comprehensive delivery of services
24 Strengthen the Coordination and Leadership, Policy and Service Delivery Environment To raise awareness at the national level of the needs and rights of MVC for improved government, community, household and private sector responseTo increase capacity for quality monitoring, evaluation and evidence-based learning of the MVC responseTo mobilize sufficient resources for the effective implementation of the NCPA II
25 6 Plan Implementation Institutional Arrangements Coordination and Support StructuresThe Rollout PlanThe Implementation M&E Framework
26 RecommendationThere is a need to have an effective, well- coordinated efforts by the appropriate agencies.Work collaboratively to ensure an effective response to cases of NEGLECT,ABUSE AND EXPLOITAYION of children in Tanzania