Coordinate the activities of organizations devoted to thewelfare of children, and secure their cooperation.
In addition, the MCPC shall:1.
Strengthen government commitment and capacity to fulfill children'srights to protection.2.
Facilitate enactment and enforcement of child protection lawsconsistent with the CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child).3.
Equip children with knowledge, life skills and capacity for meaningful andeffective participation.
Spearhead advocacy and social mobilization, situation analysis,program development, modeling of innovative approaches,partnership and alliance building, monitoring and impact assessmentof interventions, and annual reporting on the situation and progressof children at the municipal level.5.
Push for a faster process of organizing, strengthening, activating andsustaining BCPCs in all barangays. 6.
Make available without discrimination basic and preventive socialservices as well as specialized interventions in rescue, recovery,healing and reintegration of child victims. 7.
Prepare, with the assistance of the Local Finance Committee, theprograms, projects and activities that will be funded from the onepercent (1%) fund for the protection of children.8.
Formulate approachesand technical tools that can be used to influencechild-friendly budgets in the Municipal Government, i.e.:
Evaluate how the budget funds socialservices for children and how it achieves the realization of children's rights. This helps to measure the effectiveness (withrespect to costs, time, etc.) of the strategies employed toachieve the policy goals. b.
Analysis by sector or group
. Analyze the impact of the budgeton specific sectors or socioeconomic groups, e.g., children'ssector. Compare allocations of these sectors with othersectors, the entire economy or past levels of support.c.
Assess public perception of how farpublic spending is meeting their needs. Use opinion polls,attitude surveys, group discussions, organized debates withcitizens and a discussion of proposals for the coming year.Through these exercises, development concerns such as socialinclusion, poverty reduction and social equity promotion, which have impact on the realization of children's rights, can be integrated into budget management.d.
Monitor social spending.
Identify core social indicators on the
situation of children and young people and arrive at a ―childprotection index‖ which can used
to measure commitments tofulfilling children's rights.S
With reference to the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 603, otherwise known as
The Child and Youth WelfareCode
,‖ the MCPC shall have an Executive Director and Secretariat to be
composed of the following: