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National Child Protection Policy

INTRODUCTION

Children are important to the country's human capital. Human capital can be developed to an optimum
level by providing a safe and conducive environment. Therefore, the protection of children from
abandonment, abuse, violence and exploitation is an important aspect and should be given priority.

Thus, the child protection policy is necessary at this time to encourage all agencies, organizations and
community members to give priority to the protection of children as a shared responsibility. This policy is
consistent with the philosophy of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Children
Act 2001, which also emphasizes the principle of the protection of children for their best interest.

DEFINITIONS

Children are defined as a person under the age of 18 years as stated in the Children Act 2001.

Children Protection refers to strategies and activities to prevent and respond to neglect, abuse, violence
and exploitation of children.

Neglect refers to continuous and serious failure to provide basic needs of physical, emotional and
development in terms of health, education, emotional development, nutrition, shelter and safe living for
children. Abandonment can expose children to all kinds of dangers, including threatening them.

Child Abuse is a serious violation or infringement of the rights of children to grow in good health and
dignity in addition to cause risks in their survival. Abuse can be categorized into physical, emotional,
sexual and neglect.

Physical abuse in accordance with the Children Act 2001 was when a child is physically injured cause a
visible injury on any part of the child's body as a result of violence or the use of agents an intentional on
the child's body.

Emotional abuse in accordance with the Children Act 2001 was when a child is emotionally injured that
cause interference which can be seen on the mental or emotional functioning of the child such as mental
or behavioral disorder, anxiety, depression, withdrawal and delayed development.

Sexual abuse in accordance with the Children Act 2001 when a child is sexually abused if he / she takes
part, either as participants or observers, in any activity that is sexual in nature for any purpose or sexual
exploitation by any person for sexual gratification of that person or another person

Violence refers to an act with intent to cause harm of any kind physically and emotionally for the child.

Exploitation refers to the use of children in activities that enable other parties to benefit from financial,
sexual, political and other interests that could threaten the physical and psychological well-being as well
as survival of the child.

OBJECTIVE National Child Protection Policy setting the following 7 main objectives: i. creating a safe and child-friendly environment. Encourage the provision of a safe and healthy environment for children. OBJECTIVES In particular. 3. 11 strategies were formulated based on 4 main aspects which advocacy. improving support services to deal with neglect. members of enforcement (such as police officers and immigration). STRATEGY To achieve the above objectives. including the private sector and community organizations. the driver of public transportation (such as buses and taxis) and security guards are given understanding of children's rights under the Convention on the rights of the Child (CRC). increase research and development to improve the protection of children. Ensure that those who deal directly with children able to identify and report cases of neglect. educators. Adopt and promote awareness of the importance of responsibility to protect children to all levels of society including smart partnerships (smart partnership) by the media and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Ensuring children and the community and legal practitioners. prevention. violence and exploitation. vi. and vii. These strategies are as follows: Advocacy 1. This policy also catalyze the awareness and commitment of all parties. protect all children against any form of neglect. including every member of the community in protecting children. abuse. violence and exploitation. Encourage every organization to create policies and regulations on the protection of children. support and research and development. violence and exploitation of children. violence and exploitation. . support and research and development in order to protect children. 4. ii. with a focus on protection aspects. 5. promote the organization related directly and indirectly to the child establish policies on child protection for organizations respectively. prevention. abuse. social workers. abuse. iv. This policy focuses on advocacy. students majoring in law. 2. iii. doctors. increase the awareness and commitment of various parties to the safeguarding of children as a shared responsibility. the Child Protection Policy aims to ensure every child get protection from neglect. v. set only appropriate individuals alone can deal directly with the child. abuse. POLICY STATEMENT Child Protection Policy is a policy that includes a statement of the principles of child protection consistent with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Children Act 2001.

jkm.simple. Increase and expanding health services and protection to victims and families. Encourage research and development of child protection and spreading its research findings for improvements action. Research and Development 1. abuse. Provide basic knowledge to the children for enable them to protect themselves from neglect. (http://www. 2. 3. adult offenders. Create a screening system. families.my/content. recognition and training for those who work directly with children Support Service 1. violence and exploitation as well as identify the risk to their situation. offenders of children and communities.php?pagename=dasar_perlindungan_kanak-kanak_negara&lang=en) . Prevention 1. Broadening and improving counseling services to victims. 2. Establishing an early warning mechanism and strengthening child protection mechanisms at national and international levels.