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National Plan of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (2007-2010)

Department of Children Services, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development Government of Kenya Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Kenya 1 January 2007 Policy document child/youth protection, community, health service

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The goal of the National Plan of Action on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) is: “To Ensure that all children in Kenya, who are orphaned or vulnerable, are protected and supported in order to achieve their full potential.”

The objectives of this plan are as follows:
1. To increase family based care and retention of OVC within family/household set up.
2. To increase care and support of OVC by communities
3. To increase access by OVC to essential services including but not limited to education, health care, nutrition, birth registration, legal aid, and reproductive health
4. To ensure that appropriate policies and legislation for protection and care of OVC are in place and operational
5. To create a supportive environment for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS
6. To increase the capacity of government and other institutional structures to coordinate OVC interventions

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