LINKING PARENTING TO CHILD PROTECTION
Childline Kenya
• A society where children are heard,
their rights and dignity upheld at all
times.
• Aim to promote, prev...
CHILD HELPLINE AS PART OF THE
CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM
(view the chart)
Child Helpline Statistics
January – June 2013
Child helpline 116 handled:
153,673 calls
34 chats
14,778 SMS contacts
 ...
Abuse Category (January - June
.
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
71
19
142
578
3 19
75
16
362 363
Perpetrators of abuse
Physical abuse by gender and age
Children between the age of 6 - 10years are most vulnerable
to physical abuse followed by...
Family, community and societ
Family, community and society covers a child’s relationships with its
social environment
CATE...
This initiative aims at curbing child abuse
at the family level through equipping
parents with skillful parenting, educati...
Concern in Kenya and globally, that children often do
suffer in the hands of parents and caregivers raising
serious questi...
Have been neglected or abused
Inadequate information about child
development.
Feeling overwhelmed
Poverty
Low educati...
Crucial to Helpline’s case management process
which is handled jointly by Childline Kenya and
the DCS.
It address the ro...
1. Parents found with the offense of neglecting
their children are enrolled in mandatory
parenting classes with follow up ...
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Mandatory parenting classes are important to reform perpetrators of child abuse and maltreatment.

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  1. 1. LINKING PARENTING TO CHILD PROTECTION
  2. 2. Childline Kenya • A society where children are heard, their rights and dignity upheld at all times. • Aim to promote, prevent and respond to child protection
  3. 3. CHILD HELPLINE AS PART OF THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM (view the chart)
  4. 4. Child Helpline Statistics January – June 2013 Child helpline 116 handled: 153,673 calls 34 chats 14,778 SMS contacts  78 Emails/Facebook 24 children were admitted in the safe house, all were reintegrated back with their families
  5. 5. Abuse Category (January - June . 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 71 19 142 578 3 19 75 16 362 363
  6. 6. Perpetrators of abuse
  7. 7. Physical abuse by gender and age Children between the age of 6 - 10years are most vulnerable to physical abuse followed by 11 – 15 years.
  8. 8. Family, community and societ Family, community and society covers a child’s relationships with its social environment CATEGORY January Februar y March April May June Grand Total Lost child/runaways 56 49 44 38 56 53 296 Maintenance & custody 606 387 311 284 431 477 2496 Relationship with parent/guardian 195 122 104 102 134 92 749 TOTAL 857 558 459 424 621 622 3541
  9. 9. This initiative aims at curbing child abuse at the family level through equipping parents with skillful parenting, education and support group Skillful Parenting Initiative
  10. 10. Concern in Kenya and globally, that children often do suffer in the hands of parents and caregivers raising serious questions on the safety of children. Child helpline 116 data has proved that child neglect, abandonment, fights over custody and maintenance are the main contributors to child abuse. Inadequate parental care has a negative impact on a child’s development Significance of Parenting Programme
  11. 11. Have been neglected or abused Inadequate information about child development. Feeling overwhelmed Poverty Low education attainment Child headed, single parents, absentee parents, dysfunctional and isolated families. Factors associated with child neglect
  12. 12. Crucial to Helpline’s case management process which is handled jointly by Childline Kenya and the DCS. It address the root cause of the parents’ failure to fully take up parental responsibilities as clearly spelt out in the children Act 2001 and other international child protection instruments Linking Skillful Parenting to Helpline
  13. 13. 1. Parents found with the offense of neglecting their children are enrolled in mandatory parenting classes with follow up done in liaison with the Children Officer within the parents’ locality. 2. Train TOTs drawn from partner organization who in turn create parenting voluntary support groups How it Works
  14. 14. THANK YOUTHANK YOU!!
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