Evaluation of Child Protection Strategy

Report :2012 - 2018

Children carrying a recreational kit at a primary school in Chikwawa. The recreational kit contains materials used in children's corner sessions.
UNICEF Malawi/2020/James Chavula

Highlights

While in the years leading to the start of the NCPS, Malawi had been making progress towards improving child wellbeing in some basic social services, it was clear that vulnerability and deprivation among children remained very high. Socio-economic factors such as poverty, hazardous child labour, inadequate education of caregivers, the impact of HIV, orphan status, and poor living arrangements posed significant

challenges. Significant drivers of abuse of children were attributed to children’s challenging social, economic and ecological circumstances. To address these notable challenges to child wellbeing, the GoM with the support of UNICEF and other development partners, adopted a five-year National Child Protection Strategy (NCPS) 2012-2016, extended to 2018. The overall outcome level result of the NCPS is to “protect children from violence abuse, exploitation and neglect while mitigating the impact of HIV on them”.

While in the years leading to the start of the NCPS, Malawi had been making progress towards improving child wellbeing in some basic social services, it was clear that vulnerability and deprivation among children remained very high. Socio-economic factors such as poverty, hazardous child labour, inadequate education of caregivers, the impact of HIV, orphan status, and poor living arrangements posed significant

challenges. Significant drivers of abuse of children were attributed to children’s challenging social, economic and ecological circumstances. To address these notable challenges to child wellbeing, the GoM with the support of UNICEF and other development partners, adopted a five-year National Child Protection Strategy (NCPS) 2012-2016, extended to 2018. The overall outcome level result of the NCPS is to “protect children from violence abuse, exploitation and neglect while mitigating the impact of HIV on them”.

Author
UNICEF Malawi and the Malawi Government
Publication date
Languages
English

Download

(PDF, 2,48 MB)