Child Protection Policy as Barangay Ordinance

Written by Ma. Luisa Bautista

The support and dedication on the restorative justice continues as one of the trained barangay of Center for Restorative Action (CRA) of Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HLAF) was able to pass a child protection policy as their barangay ordinance.

One of the part in the duration of CRA training within barangays is the child protection policy. This task is considered as one of the most challenging and very difficult for the barangays to make.

However, the kagawad-in-charge of Barangay Culiat, Kagawad Cristina Bernardino, was very eager in attending trainings and was able to draft a policy and pass it as an ordinance on child protection policy to their barangays.

It is also noted that in the partnership with the Office of the Vice- Mayor (OVM) of Quezon City, in the end of 2014, Barangay Culiat was able to make the youth in their community participate in the BCPC committee in their barangay.

The said barangay ordinance was also passed under the partnership of HLAF with the OVM of Quezon City.