Review of Save the Children Norway- supported programmes for child protection system strengthening Evaluation
Child Protection was one of five thematic areas in the 2010-13 Strategy of Save the Children Norway (SCN) with the following objectives:o stronger systems for the protection of childreno more children are protected against, and get support after violence and sexual abuseo more children are heard and participate in prevention against violence and abuse Within the first objective “stronger systems for the protection of children” SCN defined a comprehensive child protection system through five key elements: National jurisdiction; national plan of action; child friendly key institutions; surveillance and referral systems; and community based child protection initiatives. SCN supported the strengthening of protection systems in 13 countries during the 2010-13 strategy period. Support to strengthening local and national child protection systems continues to be a priority area in the new SCN strategy for 2014-17. The purpose of the review was to document the key results achieved with funding from SCN/Norad in the strategy period of 2010-13 in the area of strengthening protection systems locally and nationally. The review should identify key successes and best practices and challenges as well as give concrete recommendations for future programming in the area of strengthening protection systems within the current priority areas. The results emerging from the review process have been included in the Norad interim report for 2010-13 and are used for future strategic planning linked to the SCN strategy 2014-17.