Skills Training for the Nairobi Child Protection Team

1 August, 2017 |

ANPPCAN Regional Office will hold a 2-day skills training seminar for the Nairobi Child Protection Team in a Nairobi hotel later this month.
Over 40 participants will participate in the training that is supported by the Gender Violence Recovery Centre of the Nairobi Women’s Hospital.
The training is aimed at enhancing the capacity of the individual members in handling and responding to cases of child abuse and neglect in Nairobi.
The Team is a network of professionals working in child protection and members are drawn from organizations that offer legal, medical, and psychosocial support services to children at risk and/or victims of abuse in Nairobi.
The team was initiated in 2010 by ANPPCAN Regional Office as a model of a functional child protection system in Kenya.
Among other activities, the Team holds quarterly meetings each year to share good practices in child protection, abuse prevention and response, to share experiences in managing difficult cases of child abuse and to strengthen the referral system for child protection in Nairobi.
Some of the topics that will be covered during the 2-day training seminar include case management, referral systems, laws protecting children from abuse and their applications, quality improvement, research and advocacy as well as child led initiatives and monitoring of abuse.

Ncpt meeting feed the children

Meeting of Nairobi child Protection Team in session on 26 July 2017 at Feed the Children, Dagoretti, Nairobi.

National Forum on the Plan of Action against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kenya

The National Council for Children’s Services (NCCS) and the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) held a national forum to review the implementation of the Plan of Action against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kenya (2013-2017). The forum was held on Monday, 18 April 2016 at the Nairobi Safari Club and attracted sixty (60) participants from Government department, civil society organization and the private sector who are directly involved or implemented activities on child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The Government of Kenya developed a National Plan of Action against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kenya in 2013. The plan provides a road map of some of activities to be implemented by the Government of Kenya and stakeholders in addressing sexual abuse and violence against children in the country. The Plan of Action has been developed around the key areas of prevention, protection, recovery and reintegration, coordination and cooperation, child participation as well as monitoring and evaluation. In itself, the plan is a well thought out document to facilitate stakeholders in harnessing energies and resources in responding to sexual violence against children in the country.

The aim of the national forum is to initiate discussions on the extent of implementation of the current plan of action, and this will culminate in building of consensus on the follow up plan of action when the current one expires in 2017.

This activity is being implemented with the kind support of ECPAT France.