National Plan of Action for Child Protection System Strengthening
The National Plan of Action (NPA) for Child Protection System Strengthening (CPSS) is developed based on the findings from the Assessment of the Child Protection System in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), through a participatory consultation process and on the application of the technical principles of UNICEF and Child Frontiers. The Assessment of the Child Protection System in Lao PDR was conducted under the supervision of the Committee for Protection and Assistance of Children (CPAC) at the central level. It was supported by the Technical Working Group (TWG), which was responsible for conducting assessments. The TWG consisted of members from the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, government ministries, the judiciary, mass organisations and education institutions. UNICEF provided financial and technical support for the assessment by conducting research from relevant sources and conducting joint consultations at central and local levels. The assessment report was endorsed by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare in 2021.
The National Plan of Action (NPA) for Child Protection System Strengthening (CPSS) is contributing to the third goal, output 5 of the 9th Five-Year National Socio-Economic Development Plan (2021-2025) and the 5th Five-Year Labour and Social Welfare Development Plan (2021-2025). This document will be a reference for the relevant actors-government agencies, national and
international organizations, to mobilize resources towards helping children who need special
protection and leave no one behind.