Child Protection Research Paper

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INTRODUCTION

The study focuses on the issues related to children who lost their parental care or are at risk of losing it in Tanzania. Specially, the study aims at exploring both at national and international level the legal and policy framework which governs the delivery of all services provided to children’s protection, to determine measures that avert the need for placing children in alternative care, and to determine living and administrative arrangements managing services provided to the children.
The purpose of the study was to gather information which will be used by decision makers in implementing alternative child protection measures related to service provision, capacity building, advocacy on quality care to every child in need
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Considering the need to extend particular care to the child has been stated in the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924 and in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1959 and recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (especially in its articles 23 and 24), in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (especially in its article 10) and in the statutes and relevant instruments of specialized agencies and international organizations concerned with the welfare of…show more content…
• Acknowledges that children have the right to express their opinions and to have those opinions heard and acted upon when appropriate, to be protected from abuse or exploitation, and to have their privacy protected, and it requires that their lives not be subject to excessive interference.
• Provide separate legal representation for a child in any judicial dispute concerning their care and asks that the child 's viewpoint be heard in such cases.
• Forbids capital punishment for children.
In its General Comment 8 (2006) the Committee on the Rights of the Child stated that there was an "obligation of all state parties to move quickly to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment and all other cruel or degrading forms of punishment of children" . Article 19 of the Convention states that state parties must "take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence" , but it makes no explicit reference to corporal punishment.

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