H4BF and other NGO’s adopts the Standard Operating Procedures for protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children in North West and South West regions of Cameroon
Regarding the working procedures for the care and protection of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) as part of the child protection response in North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
The SOPs is developed as a result of a consultative process involving participating members of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR) and key child protection actors/stakeholders in NW and SW regions of Cameroon including Hope for a Better Future (H4BF).
Key Objectives include;
i). Standardize and summarize procedures for UASC that all organizations working with UASC should adhere to; ensure compliance with the internationally agreed standards described in the Inter Agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children; and ensure compliance with relevant national laws and procedures, where applicable and practicable.
ii. Clarify roles and responsibilities of agencies working within the spirit of complementarity and cooperation so that each member knows the role for which the agency stands accountable for in the process of (i) case management through Best Interest Procedures (BIA/BID) and follow-up; ii) family tracing and reunification (iii) alternative/interim care arrangements ; and (iv) durable solutions.
iii. Ensure that UASC receive the care and protection they need.
This event was chaired By Cameroon Child Protection sub cluster lead UNICEF through LUKMEF. Representing H4BF was the Founder and Director (Ngo Abdulaui Banfogha). Also present were other NGOs intervening within North West and South West of Cameroon on Child protection.
H4BF remains committed in the protection of children, especially in the context of the crisis in the North West and South West of Cameroon