Cooperation with the Child Protection Representatives
At present we support the daily work of Child Protection Representatives in two out of five districts of the capital Conakry as well as in all districts in the neighboring greater area Coyah.
After their education, we support them in their daily work in an advisory or accompanying manner. It turns out that they usually respond seriously and successfully to announcements of threatened children. They are able to intervene quickly, purposefully and effectively. If the problems are complex, we accompany them in their discussions and clarifications with the affected children and relatives and support the protective measures.
In more than 90% of all cases the Child Protection Representatives (alone or with our support) succeeds in stabilising the children and their environment. The child stays in the family and is accompanied there by us as long as necessary.
The Child Protection Representatives takes care of the child and his social environment, we advise and prepare the school enrolment. The support of the child will be continued during the first years of school. Only when the problems in the social environment can not be solved despite all efforts, we ask the authorities for the temporary admission of the child in our reception centre.
We have written a manual on how to identify needy children and what measures are being taken, how to implement them and what results shall be achieved.