Child Protection

Save the Children’s existing activities aim at establishing effective national child protection systems and eliminate violence against children. Both preventative and responsive interventions are implemented and these include engaging duty bearers to safeguard children’s rights as well as children to claim their rights. The work has resulted in having legislation which spells out the protection of children including children who commit crimes. At national level Save the Children focuses on advocacy for the total abolition of corporal punishment. Through lobbying, litigation and the promotion of good parenting skills Save the Children continues to tackle a key root causes of violence against children. The establishment of a Child Helpline, which handles reports from children or concerned adults is an ongoing initiative.