Protection officers empowered

The training provided to child protection officers has empowered them to carry out their roles, says Department of Community Development Secretary Anna Solomon.


Ms Solomon said the outcome of regional workshops has been positive with officers gaining confidence to perform their roles effectively.

‘They know what actions to take when children are in need of protection, they also know what steps to take, where to refer too, how they can also represent them in court if there is no lawyer, so they feel really empowered.

“And I’m very happy to announce that because all the guidelines and training manuals have been developed to guide them,” Secretary Solomon said.

So far the Southern and New Guinea Island Region has been covered while the Momase and Highlands Region are to follow shortly.

The Department is undertaking an intensive implementation drive of the Lukautim Pikinini Act of which the training and up skilling of officers is a part of.

Cedric Patjole