Family Promotion and Social Welfare DIVISION: Family Promotion and Social Welfare 2019-07-18T12:28:15+00:00

Family Promotion and Social Welfare
Mandate
The Family Promotion and Social Welfare section has two mandates namely:
1. Older Persons and Ageing Programme which;

  • Coordinate development, review and implementation of National Policy on Older Persons and Ageing.
  • Promote the National Guidelines and Standards for the establishment and management of institutions for Older Persons.
  • Promote intergenerational programmes in educational institutions and communities.
  • Promote family and community based care to ensure that older persons remain in their homes and within their communities.
  • Promote development and implementation of guidelines on management of elder abuse.
  • Promote active ageing and volunteerism for older persons.
  • Promote development exit strategy or post cash transfer management strategy for beneficiaries of OPCT programme.

2. Family Promotion and Protection Programme which;

  • Coordinate development, review and implementation of National Family Promotion and Protection Policy.
  • Promote the development of Social workers Bill.
  • Promote development recovery and re-integration strategy to cushion families from shocks during emergencies and disasters situation.
  • Provision of psycho-social support, linkages and referrals under distress.
  • Collaborate with relevant agencies in provision of alternative family care support services.
  • Promote family enrichment activities in partnership with FBOs.
  • Promote establishment and management of Family Resource Centres.
  • Promote sustainable livelihood support activities.
  • Promotion and awareness creation of matrimonial and succession laws.