National Child Protection Policy 2017-2027

Child protection officers need proper identification

Central Province Community Development advisor and child protection officer, Tabu Vaira said they are not protected and are often abused when in the communities.

Vaira said this is their biggest challenge, calling on the Department for Community Development, Youth and Religion to address this issue.

“We’ve been welfare officers before, going out to carry out child protection services under police escorts for our safety.

“Speaking from experience, when we get into communities as welfare officers, we are usually abused.

38 child protection officers graduate

The 38 protection officers graduated with certificates following the recent one week training based on the policy and how it should be implemented.

The National Child Protection Policy 2017-2027 specifically aims to see child protection system coordination and leadership at all levels of government is improved.

The protection officers that graduated came from the National Capital District, Central Province and Motu Koita.