Child Frontiers is undertaking a project with UNICEF to analyze human resource (HR) and capacity gaps and develop a HR strategy for Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA). Sierra Leone’s formal child protection systems are weak and inaccessible to the majority of children and their families, due mainly to the absence and non-implementation of laws for the protection of children, the absence of services at community level, inadequate resource allocation to the social welfare sector and an inadequate and inappropriately trained cadre of social workers at the local level. This effort is imperative to strengthen the technical, human and management capacities of the MSWGCA both at national and sub-national levels, so that it can effectively carry out its functions under the framework of the Child Welfare Policy. Child Frontiers will carry out a national assessment of the HR capacity gaps within the ministry and develop a strategy to address these gaps. Child Frontier is also providing technical support to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) to develop a costed implementation strategy for the National Child Welfare Policy. This important initiative demonstrates the on-going commitment of the Government of Sierra Leone to improving the lives of children and families.