Children’s Ombudsman: Save the Children Norway’s experiences with supporting and cooperating with independent institutions protecting children’s rights [Volume 1]

Save the Children has throughout its entire history promoted children's rights and aimed at contributing to full compliance to children's rights in its work. In the work of Save the Children Norway (SCN) this includes promoting the establishment of ombudsman for children institutions, and - where relevant - supporting such offices. Collaboration and partnership with ombudsmen for children is a commitment in nearly half of the countries where SCN is working. Through this report, Save the Children Norway presents an overview of these activities in the relevant programme countries. The report draws general conclusions on experiences and lessons learned and proposes action points for further work. The principal target group for this report is staff at SCN Head Office and programme country offices as well as their partners. It is to be hoped that it will assist them in further work to promote and support independent institutions for the protection of children’s rights in programme countries. Secondly, this report is aimed at other child rights organisations that are interested in or involved in efforts to advocate for the establishment of independent institutions for children’s rights. Thirdly, this report might be useful for SCN donors and supporters who would like to learn more about SCN work related to this issue. This report constitutes the first volume in a series, and is folllowed by a training package on children’s ombudsman, available through the link provided under "Related documents".

Published 2012-10-25

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