CWC Conducts Assessment of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) and Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2015 16:53

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Dir. Patricia B. Luna welcoming the participants of the assessment.

DILG-NBOO Dir. Leocadio Trovela providing the framework of the SCFLG.

Dir. Grace Alejandrino discussing the Child-Friendly Philippines.

Participants of the assessment




The Council has recently conducted a post evaluation workshop and assessment of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) and Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) last April 14 to 17, 2015 at Hotel Kimberly, Tagaytay City. The Council saw the need to hold a comprehensive assessment of the SCFLG and CFLGA in the following areas: tools, processes, and coordination mechanisms as these are two of the strategies for the “Child-Friendly Philippines: a Caring and Protective Society for, by, and with the Children” framework. The assessment sought to identify the necessary bases for improvement of both strategies as they are conducted annually. The results of the assessment shall be utilized for the establishment of a computerized Knowledge Management System (KMS) for the SCFLG and CFLGA.

The assessment workshop gathered experiences from the sharing of participants which were involved in the actual conduct of the S/CFLGA.  This composed the local audit teams of Tagaytay City and Tanudan, Kalinga, the provincial audit teams of Ilocos Sur and Compostela Valley, and the regional audit teams of Regions VI, VII, VIII, and XI.

The Council with other National Government Agencies from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (Protective Services Bureau), Department of the Interior and Local Government (National Barangay Operations Office and Bureau of Local Government Supervision), and the Department of Labor and Employment (Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns) provided their inputs to the SCFLG and CFLGA.

UNICEF representatives also participated in the assessment being the Council’s partner in child rights responsive governance who provided fund support for the assessment and the proposed establishment of the KMS for the SCFLG and CFLGA.

The following actions points were formulated based on the evaluation workshop of the CFLGA conceptual framework and tools, processes, and coordination mechanisms:


1. 1. By 2016, the DILG will issue revised SCFLG and CFLGA Guidelines based on the results and recommendations of the assessment (this covers recommended   composition of the Audit team at the provincial and city/municipal levels).

2. 2.  Concerned National Government Agencies will issue a joint memorandum circular stipulating their roles at all levels.

3. 3. A user’s handbook will be developed for uniformity and consistency of data interpretation.

4. 4. Local Government Units must be provided with incentives for the institutionalization of the “Search and Award for the Best Barangay Council for the Protection of Children”.


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