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A project to Promote Child Welfare Systems, Kick-off today

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Phnom Penh, 02 April 2019 – Save the Children is launching an EU-funded project Responsive and Effective Child Welfare Systems Transformation – REACT” with its aim to ensure children are protected by legislative and regulatory frameworks, quality services and a safe, nurturing family within a community environment.

The launching event will take place at Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh, on 03 April 2019 from 8.30am.  Reporters, TV crews, and photographers are welcomed.

This 3-million-Euro project will enable Save the Children to bring together two major civil society networks working on child protections: Family Care First network and Partnership Programme for the Protection of Children (3PC) network, as well as Mith Samlanh and Cambodian Children’s Trust and up to 13 additional international and local NGO, to work hand in hand in promoting and supporting child protection intervention in Phnom Penh, Battambang Sihanoukville, Kandal and Siem Reap provinces.

Also, with the support from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth (MoSVY) and UNICEF, Save the Children works collaboratively with the government, local and international NGOs, academic institutions and UN agencies, to promote and strengthen family based care.

“We are working to prevent children from being separated from their families and increase the number of children that are safely and successfully integrated into family care,” explains Elizabeth Pearce, Save the Children’s Country Director. “We do this by strengthening the government-led child protection system, in line with the UN’s Guidelines for the Alternative Care of children and the Strategic Plan of MoSVY, 2019-2023 which includes a focus on family reunification, alternative care service provision and prevention of separation of children from their families,”

“Investing in the promotion of the protection of the rights of the child, including the best interest of the child, is a priority for the European Union. On behalf of the EU Delegation to Cambodia, I am very delighted to see our funded project is well in line with the UN's 2010 Guidelines for the alternative care of children, and contribute meaningfully to the implementation of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth's Action Plan for Improving Childcare in Cambodia", said Mr. Franck VIAULT, Minister Counsellor/Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Cambodia.


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For more information, please contact Ms. Pors Socheata, Communication Specialist for Family Care First and REACT at Save the Children via her phone 017 486 766 or her email:

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