Research report - National Child Labour Action Programme for South Africa (1).doc

Dre education related steps saps and nprosauth

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DrE (education-related steps); SAPS and NProsAuth* (investigation and prosecution of CL-related crimes; use of children to commit illegal activities); DHA (refugee children and illegal immigrant children). New policy? Yes. Once-off cost of adjustments of current information management systems: moderate. Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: to be introduced as soon as possible after adoption of policy. ILO funding: to cover once-off cost. (58) Formal education or vocational training should be offered to all children whose sentence involves deprivation of liberty, including those held while awaiting trail. In terms of existing policy education and training is seen as a form of rehabilitation. DE has already embarked on curriculum development and conversion of facilities for children. Lead institution: DrE. Secondary institutions: DCS*, DSD*. New policy? Yes, regarding children awaiting trial. No, regarding children convicted and held in custody. Once off cost: Moderate. Recurrent cost: significant. Time line: within two years of adoption of policy. (59) Authorities holding children in custody should be allowed to continue requiring of them to work. Work is preferable to children being bored and feeling useless. However, policy should be formulated on when children deprived of their liberty may be required to work, and when such work should be remunerated. This policy should be in line with national and international protective laws on children. Lead institution: DCS (prisons), DrE (reform schools). Secondary institutions: DSD. New policy? Yes. Once off cost: minimal. Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: within two years of adoption of policy. (60) DPLG and sector departments, which already help local governments with insufficient capacity to draft IDPs, should assist them in the prioritisation of basic infrastructure services for areas where the most dire need is felt. Lead institution: DPLG. Secondary institutions: LG (implementation); DWAF* (basic water services); DME (basic energy services) New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: nil. Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: within one year of adoption of policy. (69) More equal sharing of household work between boys and girls should be promoted by the life skills curriculum so as to lessen the burden for girls. Lead institution: DrE. New policy? Elaborate existing policy. Once off cost: minimal one-off cost to add to curriculum. Time line: to be done within three years of adoption of policy. (71) Encouraging the provision of subsidised boarding houses or subsidised boarding with households in town for children from far-flung areas, especially those in high-school. DrE is presently considering this option. If it
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Page 80 Annexure A Draft 4.10, October 2003 agrees, a feasibility study should be done. Institution: DrE. New policy? Yes. Once off cost: moderate. Recurrent cost: minimal, if all the state does is to encourage the provision of such boarding by churches and others; substantial is the state pays. Time line: within four years of adoption of policy.
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