Child Protection Network
CREATING A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN
The Child Protection Network (CPN) is a non-government organization whose works centers on increasing the accessibility of services for abused children nationwide and attaining the highest standard of care. It also aims to encourage a high level of expertise in the field of child protection through continuing medical education and training opportunities. It has partnered with different government organizations and non-government organizations to establish at least one (1) child protection unit (CPU) in all provinces of the country and train professionals on the proper and sensitive management of child abuse cases. We now have 106 Women and Children Protection Units (WCPUs) in 55 provinces and 10 cities. A WCPU is synonymous to a “ safe haven. ” This is a place where an abused child comes not only to seek medical intervention but also to receive other services that facilitate recovery from trauma and stigmatization. A safe haven for abused children can be achieved with a combination of competent, compassionate, non-threatening medical and psychosocial staff and a welcoming, safe, and child-friendly space. The work of Child Protection Network extends to training the front liners in the area of child protection such as judges, prosecutors, social workers, and the police. Its holistic work is groundbreaking and well respected in this country and in the Asian region. CPN has received international recognition and has been consistent in instituting trailblazing programs and accomplishing its goals in the field of child protection.
Protecting the Youth
The crusader against child abuse David Bradley sees a bright future for the Philippine National Centre for Child Protection, writes Vicki A De Leon
It was october 1977 when David Bradley stepped out of the Manila International Airport for the first time and saw the hotchpotch of street vendors, well-wishing relatives and taxi and jeepney drivers. He instantly fell in love. “I’d never seen anything so foreign!”
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