Bahrain fully committed to protecting children’s rights
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Social Development Minister, His Excellency Osama bin Ahmed Khalaf Al Asfoor, affirmed Bahrain’s keenness on supporting children rights, through applying advanced laws and legislation. Those include the law on restorative justice for children and their protection from mistreatment, concerned with protecting children under the age of 18.
Al Asfoor was speaking as the Kingdom joined the international community in marking the World Children’s Day yesterday. He shed light on the progress made by Bahrain in protecting children rights which are guaranteed by the constitution.
The Minister noted the role of official, private and civil society entities to ensure the highest levels of protection for children, to safeguard their rights to education, health, and care in a safe environment, and ensure a bright future for them.
Al Asfoor said that the law on restorative justice for children and their protection from mistreatment strengthened the role of the Child Protection Centre, which is under the Ministry of Social Development. The centre is the main entity responsible for protecting children and the assessment and follow-up on the cases of children who have been subjected to abuse.
It also follows up on cases of juvenile delinquents facing potential risk; through policies, legislation, programmes and services that ensure the protection of children, in addition to raising the families and society’s awareness on children’s issues.