Child Protection system
UNICEF Zimbabwe continues to strengthen child protection by supporting the National Case Management System (NCMS).
A national case management system for child protection aims to chronicle a journey of dynamic programming in child protection in Zimbabwe.
According to their 2016 annual report NCMS assisted 23,944 girls and boys with legal cases in 2016.
Support was also provided to the victim-friendly system to implement the multi-sectoral protocol that complements the NCMS. A total of 1,729 children benefited from justice services provided through the victim-friendly court system established in Zimbabwe 24 years ago. UNICEF provided furniture for 44 courts to create a friendlier environment for child victims.
This multi-sectoral victim-friendly system includes police units that are manned by officers with the specific responsibility of providing child-sensitive responses to children affected by sexual and physical abuse.
Also included are health services that provide children who have experienced abuse, with psychosocial support and health care to address immediate medical needs and future health risks associated with abuse