Child Participation: Children's Consultative Forum strengthened
March 2011 Francistown, Botswana. The Children's Consultative Forum (CCF) was established to enable children aged between 10 and 17 years to engage with national issues, decisions and processes affecting children. This Forum was established by the Children's Act of 2009. Following the inaugural meeting of the CCF in 2010, in March, twenty CCF committee members were oriented on their roles and responsibilities and to develop guidelines for their work. It was also agreed that CCF committee members, Social Welfare Officers and the Department of Social Services (DSS) should work together to form sub-national CCFs. DSS would facilitate presentation of children’s issues to the National Children’s Council, and to the Minister of Local Government. The facilitators included DSS, Childline, District Officers and UNICEF. Contact: Pelonomi Letshwiti-Macheng.
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