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EXAMPLES- A Children’s Rights Unit or coordinating mechanism
The CFC Secretariat has gathered a number of examples ofchildren’s rights institutional framework at both local and national levels of government, and from low-, middle- and high-income nations.
Each example includes the following documents:
The National Children’s Strategy
DOCUMENT 1: The Children’s Rights Alliance
County and City Development Boards (CDB’s) (see nationalchildrenstrategy.pdf , pag. 96)
Social management with a child rights perspective in Santander de Quilichao, Department of Cauca
Comisaria de Familia receives complaints regarding intra-family problems, including child abuse, and facilitates reconciliation of these conflicts.
Personaria Municipal has an oversight function with regard to local government expenditure, government action and the functioning of government officials.
München, Stadt für Kinder (Munich, City for Children)
Clear focal points with an ‘ombuds-function’ (Kinder Buero): The Children’s Office is co-ordinating all initiatives of the ‘City for Children’ programme. Clear efforts are made to make this office accessible to children and youth. Children themselves can come up with ideas to make Munich more child-friendly, questions about things of their concern, complains about certain situations, etc. Parents and other adults can also initiate ideas.
Growing up in Tilburg
Youth ‘Ombuds-point’. The Youth Ombuds-point is a point where children and young people can refer to when they need information or assistance from municipal services. It is not only meant as an ’emergency’ service. It is supposed to be an accessible and recognisable service that actively promotes participation by children and young people.
Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000.
Civic Youth Strategy for West Vancouver
Establishment of a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and the Library’s Youth Advisory Group. YAC was established by Mayor and Council in 1987
Children’s Rights Commissioner for England
Child 21. A Legacy to the Filipino Children of the 21st Century
Making London better for all Children and Young People. The Mayor’s Children and Young People’s Strategy
PROJECT REVIEW: Children and Young People’s Strategy, London, UK
Children and Youth Peoples’ Unit (see london_strategy_full.pdf pp. 28, 38, 42 and following)