Child Frontiers in Malaysia

2018 : [ UNICEF Malaysia ] : Reform of the Malaysian Child Justice System

Child Frontiers is providing high-level technical support to assist the government of Malaysia in the reform of the child justice system via a year-long engagement with UNICEF Malaysia. Some of the objectives include: technical and strategic support to a multiagency taskforce on diversion in planning and implementation of the diversion pilot, including development of inter-agency SOPs; design of tools for monitoring the child sexual offences court, including a client satisfaction survey for parents and child victims / witnesses; assisting the Bar Council in developing a handbook for lawyers on representing children; supporting review and amendment of child protection laws; and facilitating workshops on adoption to build awareness on the international standards, laws and best practices.

2017 : [ UNICEF Malaysia ] : Survey of Stakeholder’s Knowledge of Child Abuse

Child Frontiers partnered with UNICEF Malaysia to conduct a survey of stakeholder’s knowledge of child abuse and neglect and their roles and obligations to prevent and respond. The purpose of this national survey was to inform and support implementation of the 2016-2020 Child Protection Action Plan, which includes Enhanced Child and Adolescents Wellbeing as a programmatic pillar. Key outputs under this programme area included increasing the knowledge and positive attitudes of duty bearers towards protecting children from harmful practices and discrimination, as well as increasing the capacity of Government and NGO service providers to provide comprehensive and well-coordinated services to children and families at risk of or victims of violence, abuse, exploitation and conflict with the law. The survey was designed to collect baseline data at the national, state and district levels on the percentage of duty bearers in target areas who have core knowledge of child protection risks and their obligations, as this data was not currently available. The Final Report of the Survey can be accessed HERE.

2013 : [ UNICEF EAPRO and World Vision ] : Regional Review and Analysis of Child Protection Systems in the EAP Region

UNICEF, in partnership with ECPAT International, ILO, Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision, is working to strengthen child protection systems across the EAP region through law, policy and program efforts at national and local levels. Child Frontiers, supporting an Inter-Agency Steering Committee to build on the growing body of research by these partners, conducted a desk review and analysis of formal and informal, national and sub-national, CP systems in the region, with a focus on analysing information from existing child protection system mapping reports. The review and analysis of the mappings and assessments can be viewed HERE.

2011 : [ UNICEF EAPRO] : Mapping and Assessment of Child and Family Welfare Systems in Southeast Asia

From 2009 to 2011, Child Frontiers supported several UNICEF Country Offices in Southeast Asia to conduct assessments of their national child and family welfare systems. These studies were conducted following the implementation of the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific regional strategy and were closely aligned to the toolkit developed to conceptualize and build national protection systems. The overall objective was to provide government ministries and agencies responsible for child and family welfare with a snapshot of the status and functioning of their evolving systems, enabling them to steer their planning and resources towards a more comprehensive and functional model. The final reports for the respective countries studied can be downloaded at the following links: INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, TIMOR-LESTE, LAO PDR.

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