Child Protection Systems
UNICEF is working with the government to strengthen national and local child protection systems.
Türkiye has a strong legislative framework and a broad range of services designed to address child protection risks and violations, yet the coverage and quality of these services vary widely, and there is a need for more trained and specialized social workers and caregivers at local level.
We are working with the government to strengthen national and local child protection systems. We do this by:
- supporting the development and implementation of legislation, policies and regulatory frameworks
- strengthening the quality and coverage of outreach services
- strengthening the social service workforce and the human resource capacity of child protection authorities
- supporting families, particularly parents, with the skills, knowledge and capacity to better care for and protect their children
- strengthening alternative care services – particularly foster care and family-type care services for vulnerable children
- supporting the child protection component of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education
- helping state authorities deliver psychosocial care services to children in need.