Function:Department for Children & Social Protection

The department for Children and Social Protection is responsible for policies and programs targeted at children, the physically challenged, elderly, marginalized, the vulnerable, disadvantaged and excluded groups;
The Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection, under the direction of the Minister, shall have responsibility for the management of the Ministry’s functions and activities and provide leadership to the development of its policies and programs. The duties of the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection shall be as follows:

  • Manage the Ministry’s children and social protection functions and activities;
  • Advise the Minister on children and social protection issues;
  • Provide leadership in the development of policies, strategies, and guidelines on children and social protection issues;
  • Provide leadership in developing and coordinating the implementation of national programs that attend to the issues related to extremely poor families, children, vulnerable, disabled, elderly, excluded and marginalized groups;
  •  Provide leadership in identifying, locating and reaching children, vulnerable, disabled, elderly, excluded and marginalized groups;
  •  Coordinate the preparation of reports required by national and international bodies and treaties on children, vulnerable, disabled, elderly, excluded and marginalized groups;
  • Lead advocacy on the rights of children, vulnerable, disabled, elderly, excluded and marginalized groups;
  • Prepare and implement information, education and communication (IEC) national programs on children, vulnerable, disabled, elderly, excluded and marginalized groups;
  • Foster the development of children and social protection community-based groups;
  • Regulate the operations of orphanages, children homes, foster and alternative care and the adoption of children;
  • Develop guidelines on standards of care and operations for rehabilitation institutions;
  • Assist the Minister to regulate and provide policy guidelines for the operations of orphanages and children’s homes, foster and alternative care programs
  • Perform such other duties that are incidental to being the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection; and
  • Perform duties the Minister may, from time to time, assign to the Office of Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection.

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