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The National Children Policy (2008)

National Council for Children’s Services Government of Kenya Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Kenya 1 January 2008 Policy document child/youth protection, human rights

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The policy goals stated herein are based on the key pillars of Child Rights as articulated in the (UNCRC), 1989. These are Survival Rights, Development Rights, Protection Rights and Participation Rights.

The vision of this policy is to create an environment where all the rights of a child in Kenya will be fulfilled. The overall goal of this policy is to realize and safeguard the rights and welfare of the child.

The specific policy objectives include:
• To provide a framework for addressing issues related to children’s rights and welfare in a holistic and focused manner.
• To act as a regulatory framework to coordinate the many related policies and legislations that are geared towards the promotion of children’s rights.
• To provide direction and purpose in establishing social and child protection mechanisms while mobilizing resources for action.
• To act as a criterion for evaluating and monitoring the implementation.

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