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Governments developing integrated child protection systems and services

We support robust research to provide evidence for appropriate government action on child protection. This involves working in collaboration with national and district authorities to establish, improve and enforce appropriate child protection legislation and policies.

We also work in alliance with other civil society organisations to monitor and advocate for comprehensive, integrated child protection systems, and support and engage with regional and international bodies and networks to promote adherence to recognised international instruments and standards.

Our aim is for staff in child-related services, such as education, health, social services and police/judiciary services, to be more aware of violence against children and to be better able to identify, prevent and respond to it. Together, we aim to improve public monitoring and information systems on child protection issues, and are encouraging collaboration and dialogue between communities and child protection services. This includes identifying gaps and ways to improve services.