Technical sheet regarding the integrated public policy for child protection.
The ministry of solidarity, women, family and social development, launched in 2013, in consultation with all stakeholders and with the support of UNICEF, the preparation process relating to the project of the integrated public policy for child protection. (PPIPEM).This project is based on :
The project also responds to the recommendations of the mid-term evaluation of the National Plan of Action for Children 2006-2015. This policy project, aiming to build a protective and sustainable environment against all forms of neglect, abuse, violence and exploitation, provides a harmonized and federated framework , implementing an integrated system for child protection which:
A participatory and collaborative process was adopted for the preparation of the PPIPEM Project . This process was carried out in several stages. It consisted of a political and technical mobilization of actors concerned , to establish a situational analysis for child protection in Morocco and build a common vision to improve it on the basis of a new approach and set strategic priorities and objectives of this improvement.
The consultation process has involved more than 700 key actors (government departments, civil society, local authorities, experts, ..) both at the central and territorial levels. In addition , 731 children have been consulted during the focus groups and more than a hundred children have also been consulted through the online consultation.
The results of these processes have been communicated to the special ministerial commission on children chaired by the Head of government, which held two meetings on 24 July 2013 and 30 January 2014.
These consultations were crowned by the organization in April 2014, of the 1st national conference on the PPIPEM project under the theme: "Children, our present and future ... protecting them"
The national conference has focused on the levers of implementation , in particular, the partnership with civil society, the reinforcement of reporting mechanisms, remedies, and convergence of international cooperation programs and corporate social responsibility
This policy targets all children aged less than18 years, requiring protection, namely:
This policy also targets families and communities where children live and grow, especially:
The policy's objective is to ensure to all the children in Morocco an effective and durable protection against all forms of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. This policy is divided into five strategic objectives:
1. Strengthening the legal framework regarding child protection and its effectiveness;
2. Installation of integrated territorial devices for child protection;
3. Standardization of structures and practices;
4. Promotion of social child protection standards; Implementation of reliable and standardized information systems with regular monitoring and evaluation
On october 30, 2014, the ministerial commission in charge of monitoring the implementation of policies and national plans in the field of promotion and protection of children's rights, chaired by the Head of Government, has approved by decree, published in the official bulletin, on November 19, 2014.
This document gives an overview of the children's consultation carried out within the framework of the development of the Integrated Public Policy for Child Protection.
The choice of the participatory approach for developing an Integrated Public Policy with regard to Child Protection , is a fundamental choice aiminig to integrate all the takeholders expectations , in particular children in the document PPIPEM.
The consultation's aim is to inform children about the PPIPEM project and allow them to contribute effectively to the development of this project in a way that their opinions are taken into consideration, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
To this end, an important consideration has been reserved for the preparation of the children's consultation , and its implementation, taking into account the opinions, expectations and proposals of children regarding design, planning, implementation,monitoring and evaluation.
-Children's participation in preparing the integrated public policy regarding the protection of Children.
The results emerging from consultations related to the preparation of the Integrated Public Policy regarding Child Protection have shown the importance of partnerships with associations and their roles to establish appropriate responses that can fight against all forms of violence and neglect.
Associations contribute actively to raise awareness against violence, exploitation and neglect, with a view to creating a common awareness aiming at strengthening the protective environment for children.
Following the 4 + 4 strategy of the social pole , the Ministry launched a call for projects for associations in respect of the year 2014 in the following areas:
1-Support to reception and listening centres and centres for psychological, social and legal assistance for child victims of violence,sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect;
2-Support to care centres for children deprived of a family environment;
3-Support to training programs allowing for the enhancement of quality of support for child victims of violence, sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect;
4-Support to projects that promote the culture of children's rights through awareness-raising activities and enrichment of the public debate on violence against children and exploitation.
Within this context, several associations have received budget support for the implementation of partnership projects.