A review of mappings and assessments of the child protection system in 14 countries was commissioned by the Inter-Agency Steering Committee (IASC), a subcommittee of the East Asia and Pacific Child Protection Working Group. This report presents the findings of that review. The countries consist of Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, TimorLeste, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.
The principal purpose of the study was to consolidate existing information on the shared strengths, challenges and priorities for developing and strengthening child protection systems in the region that will better safeguard children from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. The recommendations presented are abridged versions of those found in Part IV of the report and represent the most urgent priorities to take forward.