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Development of Standard Operating Procedures for Youth Protection in Angola

Project duration: 5 months (2019)

Angola has demonstrated its commitment to improving the situation of its children in the past, by ratifying most international conventions and procedures on children’s rights and by developing policies to protect them effectively. However, there are often gaps in the implementation of said policies; therefore, their impact is limited. As a result, a large number of children are still victims of abuse, violence and exploitation.

In order to ensure that Angolan children coming into contact with justice, police and social services, as well as education and health institutions, are treated effectively and respectfully, it is necessary to establish clear nationwide procedures and protocols for the protection of children and to have professionals trained in children’s rights. The IBCR is working to create guidelines – or Standard Operating Procedures – to better supervise the care of children, especially children coming into contact with the law, children that are victims of sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment, or children who use psychotropic substances.

Our Goals

  • Strengthen the child protection system by expanding and improving service delivery, as well as facilitating the referral and follow-up of child victims.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the protection of children against violence and training kits for 5 sectors, including health, justice, social services, interior (security) and education.
  • To train professionals from different sectors involved with children’s rights, through workshops and work sessions. These trained professionals will then be assets in training their peers.
  • Intervention locations : Luanda/Lubango, Angola
  • Project duration: 2019 (5 months)
  • Partners :
    • UNICEF
    • Ministry of Education
    • Ministry of Health
    • Ministry of the Interior
    • Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
    • Ministry of Social Change, Family and the Promotion of Women
  • Highlights:
    • 2 missions of several weeks in the field
    • 3 development workshops
    • 1 validation workshop
    • 1 training of trainers
    • 5 multi-sectoral workshops
  • Fields of activity and expertise :
    • Capacity building
    • Tools, reference manuals and standards
    • Training leadership
    • Child sexual exploitation
    • Children and the justice system

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