Protecting Safety of Disadvantaged Children, Improving Welfare Services for Children

March 12, 2019
By Gu WentongEditor: Wei Xuanyi

A team from the Office of the National Working Committee on Children and Women (NWCCW), under the State Council (the central government's cabinet), conducted an inspection tour in several regions in Southwest China's Yunnan Province on November 12-14, 2018. The team, headed by Song Wenzhen, Deputy Director of the Office of NWCCW, monitored the regions' efforts to protect the safety of disadvantaged children (including orphaned and/or disabled children, and minors from poverty-stricken families), and to improve welfare services for the children. The event was intended to protect children's legal rights and interests, and to promote implementation of both the China National Program for Child Development (2011-2020) and the document (promulgated by the State Council), in which the organization's officials offered suggestions on how to improve government and people's organizations' efforts to protect the safety of disadvantaged children.

The team hosted a symposium, during which representatives from various organizations (including Yunnan provincial departments of Civil Affairs, Finance, Education and of Human Resources, Health and Family Planning Commission, Yunnan Poverty Alleviation Office and the Yunnan Disabled Persons' Federation) talked about the problems and challenges they faced as they conducted work related to protecting the safety of disadvantaged children and improving welfare services for the children. The event was held in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, on November 12, 2018. The participants also offered suggestions on how to improve the relevant work.

Song commended, on behalf of the team, the organizations for their achievements in protecting the safety of disadvantaged children and improving welfare services for the children. Song also urged government organizations, at all levels in Yunnan Province, to make greater efforts to strengthen the protection of the children's safety and to improve their welfare services.

 

(Women of China)

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