Re-branding of DCS 2018-12-21T11:00:13+00:00

Re-branding of DCS

To enhance effective and efficient Departmental operations, service delivery and accountability, six(6 ) sections were establishes  as follows:

    1. Alternative Family Care & Counter Trafficking In Persons
    2. Community Child Support Services
    3. Child Protection
    4. Strategic Interventions in Child Protection
    5. Children’s Institutions
    6. Planning & Development
  1. AFC& COUNTER TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

CORE MANDATES

  • Spearhead policy formulation and awareness on i) AFC and ii) TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS
  • Provide secretariat to
  1. i) Adoption Committee and
  2. ii) Counter trafficking in Persons committee
  • Develop Structures and Mechanisms for AFC
  • Supervision and regulation of adoption agencies
  • Maintain the National Foster care register
  • Provide secretariat for the Implementation of the National Plan of action on Counter trafficking in Persons
  • Offer Secretariat to the National Trust Fund to victims of trafficking-identification, compensation of victims and prosecution of perpetrators
  • Develop a profile register for perpetrators of trafficking
  • Develop programmes for victims of trafficking
  1. COMMUNITY CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES

CORE MANDATES

  • Presidential Bursary Fund
  • Liaison to Inua Jami programme
  • Kenya Children Assembly activities
  • Coordinate Volunteer Children Officers programme
  • Promote Community based economic empowerment income Generating activities
  • Diversion programme
  • Liaison to agencies offering support to OVC e.g. wings to fly
  1. CHILD PROTECTION SECTION

CORE MANDATES

  • Provide leadership on child protection issues
  • Creation of awareness on child protection
  • Child abuse and violence against children, child marriage , FGM
  • Child online protection
  • Establish and guide operations of AACs
  • Liase with County Government on child protection
  • Monitor child protection Technical Working Group activities
  • Ensure compliance on all child protection guidelines
  1. STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS IN CHILD PROTECTION

CORE MANDATES

  • Emergency preparedness and response for children
  • Child helpline 116
  • Establishment of child protection centers
  • Monitor the operations of child protection centers
  • Establishment of Child protection units
  • Monitor operations of child protection units
  • Provide legal aid to children
  1. CHILDRENS INSTITUTIONS

CORE MANDATES

  • Coordination of Institution Services
  • Classification of Institutions according to risk levels
  • Design, coordinate and monitor the implementation of rehabilitation and care programmes in the SCI
  • Review and monitor the implementation of the National Standards in SCI
  • Assessment of children committed in SCI according to the risk levels
  • Capacity building of officers in the juvenile justice system
  • Child justice matters
  • Support SCI in acquisition of land registration
  • Awareness creation of through care and after care services
  • Periodic review of placements in statutory institutions
  • Spearhead establishment of Halfway houses for children
  1. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

CORE MANDATES

  • Coordinate the overall management of CPIMS
  • Liaise with stakeholders on research on child matters
  • Compile, collate and maintain child protection data
  • Departmental newsletter
  • Performance contracting and monitoring of programmes and projects
  • Communications and public relations
  • Evaluation of programmes and projects
  • Coordinate research, and dissemination of finding
  • Staff management and welfare-Liase with HR in the Ministry
  • Maintenance of Departmental Inventories on assets – Liase with Ministry on maintenance
  • Overall field coordination

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