Child protection

UNICEF strengthens child protection systems to safeguard children and their families from a full spectrum of risks. This includes ensuring every child has a supportive family environment, access to justice and protection from violence.

Children in the region
UNICEF/Geo-2015/Khetaguri

The challenge

Every child has the right to protection. In Europe and Central Asia UNICEF strengthens national child protection systems, particularly in the areas of family separationaccess to justice and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation. 

National child protection systems include all measures and organizations working together in a country to protect children. They can include organizations vital to social welfareeducation and health care, as well as law-enforcement agencies and organizations responding to humanitarian emergencies. A strong child protection system addresses the many inter-connected risks that confront children and their families. The challenge is to build such systems in every country across the region to protect every child.

The solution

UNICEF’s work in Georgia supports the building of strong national child protection systems that work in the best interests of all children, including the most vulnerable. Our work to strengthen child protection focuses on three key areas: keeping families together, access to justice and the prevention of violence against children.