Child protection program under review
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(VOV) - The government is determined to protect children and make their lives safer, thus ensuring social stability, said the Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Doan Mau Diep.
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Deputy Minister Diep affirmed this at a seminar in Quang Ninh province on October 6 on the implementation of the Prime Minister’s decision on a National Program on Child Protection.
He said the program indicates great efforts in consolidating the organizational and personnel structure and increasing the State budget for the issue at both central and local levels.
The two-day event is focused on the building of legal and technical tools to assess the effectiveness of the program.
MOLISA’s Child Care and Protection Department will report the implementation of the project to support street children in the 2009-2011 period and direction for the model in the 2011-2015 period.
The National Program on Child Protection is aimed at reducing the rate of children with special needs to under 5.5 percent; providing them with care, recuperation and rehabilitation; and identifying and providing early intervention to 70 percent of highly vulnerable children, including those in ethnic-inhabited regions.