Workshop: Child Protection Policy forPNG’s Street Children

Withthe increasing number of homeless children and youths onthe streets of cities and towns arounPNG,there is a growing concern to what must be done to cater for this unfortunate population.

A one week workshop concluded yesterday in Port Moresby onthe analysis, design and planning aspects to develop a child protection policy in PNG


The workshop was facilitated byWorld Vision’s Regional Child Protection advisor, Antonella Benardini, from   Australia.


This workshop was aimed at creating a tool to deal with child protection issues designed byWorld VisioPNG Child Policy to suit local context.


Ms. Benardini said child protection is vital for the vasPNG communities due tothe increase in abuse.


Participants included staff fromWorld Vision offices in Beka, Madang and partners for the Children in Street situation project.


The Child Policy design will be in accordance withthPNG Lukautim Pikinini Act.

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