Education sector takes heed to child protection

In order to help students out of child abuse and violence, the Department of Education and Training has issued its plan to protect kids in the period 2017-2020.

Education sector takes heed to child protection

In the academic year, the Department and relevant agencies will review legal document relating to child protection to submit amendment in the new stage.
Furthermore, the education authority will issue new document of child protection with reproductive health education, life skills, and gender equality for teaching staffs as per the Ministry’s instruction.
Additionally, the sector will adopt some measures to enhance teachers’ and parents’ awareness of child taking care and protection. Amongst measures, the sector will coordinate with the youth Communist Union Ho Chi Minh city to build plan which focuses on changing people’s behaviors of protecting and educating in school and in the residential areas.
Besides, rooms to provide psychological consultation services will be set up in preschools.
For the period 2018-2020, the sector will liaise with the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on educating and looking after children as well as work with local governments to keep an eye on taking care of kids in association with eco-social growth in each locality.
The bureau of education and training in 24 districts and continuous education centers must implement the above-mentioned mission. They must send report to the Department on December 25 annually to submit it to the Ministry.

By MINH QUAN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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