Child Protection Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Central and Western Liberia - 2011

This report provides the initial findings of a Child Protection Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) Study commissioned by Save the Children (SC) as part of the project “Educating and Protecting Vulnerable Children in Family Settings in Liberia” (2010-2014). With funding from the United States Agency for International Development/Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (USAID/DOCF) and management from World Learning (WL) and SC, this project aims to enhance protection systems for vulnerable children in Liberia with a focus on children without adequate parental care. The project focuses on 12 districts from 6 counties in Central and Western Liberia, including Greater Monrovia (i.e., Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Margibi, Gbarpolu, Bong, and parts of Montserrado).The two objectives of the KAP survey are: – To establish a baseline on current levels of community (children and duty bearers) knowledge, attitudes, and practices with regard to selected issues in child protection, particularly children without adequate parental care, in Save the Children’s operational communities in Liberia; and – To identify resources for vulnerable children and major underserved communities in the target counties and barriers or enabling factors that may contribute to violations of children’s right to protection and children’s access and willingness to use prevention and response services. Ultimately, the purpose is to assist SC in planning a public communications campaign and other child protection programs in the target districts and to monitor and evaluate these interventions.

Published 2011-12-13

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