|Save the Children Global Response Plan COVID19||Unprecedented in scale, COVID-19 is a global crisis that poses immediate threats to children’s rights to survival, development, learning, protection, and to be heard. Unless mitigated, the pandemic risks undermining progress made on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and puts an entire generation of children at risk of not fulfilling their potential. Urgent action is required now to safeguard children’s rights by ensuring that children and their families can access services and protection throughout the pandemic and to strengthen national systems to prepare, adapt and respond to the evolving needs of children.||28/05/2020||1MB|
|Save the Children's response to COVID19 in Sri Lanka||Save the Children’s response to COVID19 in Sri Lanka follows the ‘Protect a Generation’ strategy developed to guide the delivery and adaptation of integrated programming and advocacy in responding to the crisis. Through our national and global advocacy, we have put a spotlight on the policies and financing required, including debt relief, to ensure that children continue to access health, nutrition, education and protection services.
|Child Rights Risk Assessment - Tea Industry Supply Chain ||This is the summary report examining risks to child rights within Sri Lanka's tea supply chain.||28/08/2020||7MB|
|Child Rights Risk Assessment- Full Report||This is the full report examining risks to child rights within Sri Lanka's tea supply chain.||28/08/2020||8MB|
|Whole School Culture to Foster Social Cohesion in Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka's National Policy on Social Cohesion and Peace Education (NPSCPE) identifies ‘whole school culture’ as one of the seven key strategic areas to foster social cohesion. A range of initiatives has been introduced by the Government and the NGO sector to implement various aspects of the policy however, the 'whole school culture' is not an area explored in detail by researchers or practitioners. This research was commissioned and funded by the British Council under its flagship education programme, TRANSFORM, and carried out by Save the Children in Sri Lanka. The research seeks to build a body of evidence on whole school culture fostering social cohesion, and develop a roadmap to achieve broader social cohesion goals in the general education system.||03/09/2020||9MB|
|Child Sex Trafficking in the Tourism Sector in Sri Lanka||The study “Child sex trafficking in the tourism sector in Sri Lanka”, was conducted by Save the Children and was commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sri Lanka as part of the project “Strengthening Counter Trafficking Efforts in Sri Lanka (SCOUT)”. It was authored by the lead researcher, Dr. D M Pamela Pieris. The input and support provided by government and non-government stakeholders, survivors of trafficking and all other interviewees for this research is acknowledged with sincere appreciation. The actual names of victims of human trafficking are replaced with pseudonyms to protect their identities.||03/08/2022||19MB|
|Guidelines for Law Enforcement Officials on Interviewing Chi||Guidelines for Law Enforcement Officials on Interviewing Child Victims of Trafficking||22/06/2021||878KB|
|Strengthening Countertrafficking efforts (SCOUT) In Sri Lank||Save the Children in Sri Lanka (SC) has been working towards promoting child rights in Sri Lanka since 1974 through a variety of initiatives. One such initiative is the project titled ‘Strengthening Counter-Trafficking Efforts (SCOUT)’. This project has been implemented by IOM in partnership with Save the Children (SC) and nine local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), aimed at empowering CSOs to support government efforts to tackle trafficking in persons. SC’s role in this project is to strengthen the capacities of Government and CSOs to effectively identify, support and prevent child trafficking in Sri Lanka. The strategies used to reach this objective ranged from developing a Guidance note on identifying and protecting child victims of trafficking to the existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on Identification, Protection and Referral of Victims of Trafficking,||22/06/2021||1MB|
|Guidance note on the Identification, Protection and Referral||The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on the Identification, Protection
and Referral of Victims of Trafficking (SOP) came into force with the approval of
the Cabinet of Ministers in October 2014. This SOP was developed by the
National Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (NAHTTF) with the support of the
International Organization for Migration (IOM) through a lengthy multistakeholder consultative process. Members of the Task Force identified a need
for such a SOP to set in place specific steps and procedures to guide the
identification, provision of assistance and protection to victims of human
trafficking. Further, a need has now arisen to adopt special procedures to be
followed when dealing with victims of child trafficking (VoCTs) which is not
specifically stipulated in the existing SOPs.
The following guidance note is aimed at addressing this gap in the SOPs to
ensure that principles and guidelines on child protection is adhered to and
specific steps are taken by all stakeholders with regard to child victims of
trafficking. It is also expected to assist first responders at the local government
and community level in the effective identification, provision of assistance and
protection to victims of child trafficking. These respondents include police
officers, divisional and district level Child Rights Promotion Officers, National
Child Protection Authority Officers, Probation Officers, Labour Officers,
Women's Development Officers and other relevant Development Officers.
Further, officers and professionals working with children including police
officers, labour officers, health workers and other relevant stakeholders could
use the guidance note to effectively deal with child trafficking and follow
standards in dealing with victims. ||22/06/2021||12MB|
|Sri Lanka Crisis: Rapid Needs Assessment Report, June 2022||This Rapid Needs Assessment was carried out to understand the impacts of the economic crisis on families, and their children’s ability to survive, learn and be protected in Sri Lanka.
The survey was from May to June 2022, after the start of the Sri Lanka Crisis. ||27/07/2022||11MB|