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Council for the Welfare of Children

The Council for the Welfare of Children is the focal inter-agency body of the Philippine Government for children. It is mandated to coordinate the implementation and enforcement of all laws; formulate, monitor and evaluate policies, programs and measures for children. Providing dynamic leadership in ensuring a child-friendly and child-sensitive society where every child fully enjoys his/her rights.

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After ten years of existence as a National Committee On Child and Youth Participation (NCCYP) and after eight years since the formulation of the National Framework on CYP, a research was proposed to document the ways by which children exercise their right to participation and the kinds of environment that facilitate meaningful and effective participation. 

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and the NCCYP commissioned a research to review and analyze the promotion of child participation in the Philippines. This was undertaken through four case studies of selected child participation interventions of member agencies of the NCCYP. This study aimed to achieve the following objectives:

 

  1. To document and analyze child participation practices demonstrated in programs and projects of the members of the NCCYP with an assessment of connecting and dividing factors in the following areas of concerns:
    • Process of participation
    • Quality of participation
    • Effects of participation to the child’s other rights
    • Readiness of the child-focused organizations in providing/facilitating opportunities for child participation (e.g. vision of the agency on child participation, child participation policy, training of staff, opportunities for child participation, etc.)
  2. To determine the usefulness of the National Framework on Child Participation and to come up with policy recommendations as inputs to its possible revision.