The Better Care Network collborated with a group of leading international and national Non-Governmental Organizations, as part of an Inter-Agency Child Protection Group, to ensure that the framework that will replace the current Millennium Development Goals in 2015 place children’s care and protection at the top of that critical agenda.
A series of Inter-agency papers were produced under the leadership of Family For Every Child on the links between child protection and major development goals, designed to feed into the thematic debates around the post-2015 development framework. The papers highlight the evidence on the multiple and complex ways child protection is critical to achieving sustainable development. The Better Care Network contributed to, and endorsed, a number of the Interagency papers and statements.
The papers contain recommendations to governments, UN agencies and other actors engaged in the design of the post 2015 Agenda to include a goal on child protection and listen to the voices of children, and provide suggestions for goals and targets to be included in that framework.
In May 2013, Better Care Network together with Child Fund, Family for Every Child, SOS Villages International, Maestral International, Plan, Retrak, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes andWorld Vision issued a statement calling for the inclusion of a specific goal and targets on child protection to ensure all children live a life free from all forms of violence, are protected in conflicts and disasters, and thrive in a safe, caring, family environment.
For further information about this initiative and the recommendations made by the Interagency Group, please click on the links below:
And the culminating report, Protect my future: Why child protection matters in the post-2015 development agenda
As well as the statement, A goal and targets on child protection for the post-2015 development framework
A number of additional briefs and further information about this Inter-agency initiative can be found on Family for Every Child's website at: http://www.familyforeverychild.org