During the Children's Welfare Week, under the guidance of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and sponsored by the China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University, the “Focus on Technical Support, Help Specialized Children's Services-China Children's Welfare and Protection Promotion Week (2019) ” was launched in Beijing. The event invited representatives from the World Health Organization in China, representative of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in China and the National Working Committee on Children and women under State Council to deliver keynote speeches, released the Child Welfare and Protection Policy Stocktaking 2019, Guidelines for Building Child Protection Capacity (Children's Director Edition) and Proposal for Building Specialization in Basic Child Welfare and Protection Services, and held “Sharing Current Situation and Experience in Basic Child Welfare Services” and “Strategies for Developing Child Welfare and Protection Services Capacity-Specialization in Social Work” salon activities. Wang Zhenyao, president of the China Global Philanthropy Institute and the China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University, also received an exclusive interview with CCTV on this issue.
Supported by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s office in China, Child Welfare and Protection Policy Stocktaking 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the Policy Stocktaking) released by the China Welfare Institute of Beijing Normal University shows that in the past year, China's children's survival, health and educational development have improved significantly, the level of basic public services has improved significantly, and the system construction has been continuously improved. By the end of 2018, the basic life of the children in difficulty and those left behind in our country has been fully guaranteed, and the standard of protection has been improved over last year.
At present, all 31 provinces have introduced measures to integrate the care and protection of left-behind children in rural areas into economic and social development plans. Children's directors have basically covered all villages and communities. Nearly 7 million left-behind children in rural areas have all been incorporated into the dynamic information management system.
In an interview with CCTV, President Wang Zhenyao pointed out: “A relatively systematic financial support system for children's welfare should be established. The development of children's welfare requires the use of professional forces from society and the purchase of services by the government to solve corresponding social problems. At the same time, a professional training system will also be a powerful support system for the development of children's welfare undertakings, and further development is needed. ”
This is the 10th annual Policy Stocktaking on child welfare and protection released by the China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University since 2010. Through scanning the major policy developments and important events in the field of children's welfare and protection in 2018, the report reviews the major developments in life security, educational development, medical and health care, child protection, social services and so on, and deeply analyzes the urgent challenges and development trends faced by China's child welfare and protection system construction at this stage.
The report points out that the most urgent problem facing the development of children in our country is the insufficient specialization and unbalanced development of the welfare service system for children at the grassroots level. Therefore, the establishment of a professional and inclusive modern child welfare and protection system will become the focus of future work.