Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
The newest thematic policy of Tdh is entitled “Enhancing child protection systems”.
Many organisations including Terre des hommes have been working since 2000 on development and strengthening of child protection systems.
The aim of such work is to ensure structurally, the existence and the quality of the services needed to protect the rights and the well-being of all children on a given territory.
The work involves advocacy to improve public policies and concrete action to strengthen crucial national actors such as social services, education, etc. The communities and families are also supported to participate as crucial actors in the protection of the child.
The new thematic policy document describes such ongoing work by Tdh on child protection systems and provides guidance for new projects on this subject.
The document, which stands alongside the other thematic policies (children in street situation, trafficking, juvenile justice, etc.) explains the reasons why it is important to work in a ‘system approach’ and can thus be relevant to all Tdh delegations.
The thematic policy “Enhancing child protection systems” has been written in French and a Spanish and English translation are also available.