Training and Capacity Building

Children require unique attention. However, many officers in the juvenile justice system, members of the civil society and communities do not have adequate capacity to handle this challenge. CLAN’s training programme aims at training and ultimately building capacities of law enforcement officials and members of the civil society who deal
with children so that the children’s peculiar rights are upheld as a matter of priority.

Objectives

– To train teams of Community paralegal workers on Child Rights, Legal issues concerning children, child protection and to enhance provision of services to children at community level

– To train law enforcement officers and members of civil society on Legal issues concerning children, their rights, and child protection to complement their capacities in provision of services to children

Activities

– Enhancing Community Participation through Training of Paraleglals. Youth paralegal training is a key component of CLAN’s programme on Training and Capacity Building. CLAN has planed to target the youth since they are the majority in the community. Most of them have been through high school and therefore have a fast and clear grasp of the child rights and protection issues. The youths are more willing to foster a volunteer spirit and are more active than their elderly counterparts within the community.

– Training of Law Enforcement Officials CLAN also train different professionals dealing with children in the juvenile justice system to build their capacities. These include law enforcement officials namely; Lawyers, Magistrates, Children’s Officers, Probation Officers, Prison Officers and Police. The expected output here is that apart from being sensitized and informed on children’s rights, they will also train others within their profession
on children’s rights.

CLAN provide this training through running courses and seminars both at designated venues and on site for institutions and organizations. The child protection training has been tailored to the particular needs of different professional audiences and groups. The training course aims to enable participants to:

  • Have an exposition of international and domestic legal instruments on child protection,
  • Define violations of child rights, their causes, signs and symptoms, types,
  • Learn about legal and social implications of violations of children’s rights
  • Define the individual’s and community’s role in child protection