Child Protection

Save the Children is committed to eradicating all forms of violence and abuse against children. We support both government and community-based child protection systems to provide protection for children. We work closely with the government authorities to reunify children who have been in state and voluntary homes with their families.  We are working to make courts friendly to children. We carry out protection activities even during displacement and emergencies by setting up child protection committees and recreational spaces for children.

We are researching and addressing the root causes of child protection issues through a series innovations.[1]  At local and national level we strengthen the capacities of duty bearers, such as governmental and non-governmental service providers, and to advocate with government counterparts for the fulfilment of children’s rights.

[1]  Working Paper on Maternal Migration- Annexe 1 Attached

Strengthening efforts to Counter Child Trafficking in Sri Lanka