The Development of Law Enforcement Guidelines for Child Protection Act B.E. 2003 and The Recommendation for Mechanism of Thai Local Administration Organizations on Child Affairs Miss PanratNimtaloung(Lecturer) Faculty of Social Administration Thammasat University Thailand
Objectives • To study the implementation and enforcement of the Child Protection Act B.E. 2003 • To analyzed the performance of the local administration organizations on child affairs which leaded to policy recommendations.
Methods • The literature review, field study, in-depth interview, and focus group discussion of stakeholders in 5 regions including North, North-eastern, East, Central, and Southern regions were conducted with 10-12 stakeholders in each region.
Results 1. Different views and misunderstanding led to the improper management of laws and limited data dissemination 2. Lack of awareness on value and importance of the laws • Problems and obstacles from the implementation and law enforcement were
Results 3. Lack of comprehensive definitions and classification for some children categories, such as undocumented children 4. Insufficient monitoring and supporting system for Competent Official according to Child Protection Act 2003
Results Lack of priority, motivation, and dedication. The lack of understanding on child development had resulted in ineffective work in child development and protection at community level, and lack of integration. • Management authority of Local Administration Organization
Results 1. Law Enforcement Mechanism Develop an up-to-date database for evidence-based planning, targeting each category of children stakeholders should aware and understand the Act • Policy Recommendations
Results • Policy Recommendations 2. Roles of Local Administration Organizations 2.1Develop the strategic plan for child development and protection, with proper budget and indicators Establish effective regional mechanisms by defining roles of provincial child protection committee in strategic planning
Results 2.2 Establish sub-committee which incorporates representatives from private sectors, local administration organizations, and community based organizations; to work together at provincial level to develop system of services, knowledge management, mentoring and capacity building for local administration personnel • Policy Recommendations