Photo: Ida Fabricius-Bruun, Save the Children Denmark
Legislation and national strategies. Save the Children supports and advocates for the review, amendment and development of national legislation to ensure incorporation of the principles and standards of the CRC into national laws and courts. Also, Save the Children work with civil society partners to influence the development of a national strategy for implementation of children’s rights, making sure child rights are reflected in national and local policies such as poverty reduction strategies and social protection strategies.
Child-friendly administration and services. Governments need to ensure that public administration and services take the best interests of children into major consideration and have the right guidance, competences and resources to do so.
Effective structures and coordination mechanisms at all levels. Ministries and institutions dealing with children’s issues often have low political status and are not effectively coordinated. Good child rights governance requires positive political leadership in government and effective coordination of all the ministries and agencies dealing with children’s issues.