Zim earns praise for child pro­tec­tion pro­grammes

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

13 coun­tries are meet­ing to learn from the coun­try’s case man­age­ment model on is­sues af­fect­ing vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren.

The case man­age­ment model is an ap­proach where gov­ern­ment re­sponds to in­di­vid­ual cases af­fect­ing vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren which are in­ves­ti­gated case by case and a com­pre­hen­sive re­port is com­piled.

Of­fi­ci­at­ing at the meet­ing, Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the Min­istry of Pub­lic Ser­vice, Labour and So­cial Wel­fare Mr Ngoni Ma­soka said Zim­babwe is proud to be a re­gional torch bearer in chil­dren’s health is­sues.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity for Zim­babwe to show­case its ex­pe­ri­ence in child pro­tec­tion and man­age­ment sys­tems. The pro­gramme be­gan in 2011 af­ter adopt­ing the model from South Africa and other coun­tries are now copy­ing as we ex­tend our ex­pe­ri­ences to them,” said Mr Ma­soka.

He said the pro­gramme pro­tects vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren from life chal­lenges, abuse, poverty and ill­nesses.

Mr Ma­soka said the suc­cesses were hinged on a

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