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

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(17) The requirements for reporting worst forms of child labour in existing law should be assessed to ensure that government agencies servicing children must report potentially serious cases of child labour, including trafficking, to the appropriate institution. This should be coupled with training of officials in these agencies on what to look out for. Lead institution: DSD. Affected departments: DH, DrSD, DL, DrE, DHA. New policy? Yes. Once off costs: moderate. Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: To be introduced within two years of adoption of policy. (20) The national public awareness campaign should highlight trafficking of children, and should in this respect be aimed at a range of audiences, including children, parents, teachers, perpetrators and intermediaries involved in trafficking, and the general public. Lead institution: DSD*. Secondary institutions: BSA, DC, DE, DSD, DL and SAPS. Costs and time line: see (18).
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(25) Organisations running help lines, including a labour (e-governance line) call centre, should be informed fully about child labour issues, including trafficking and CSEC, through appropriate training materials and operations manuals. Lead institution: DL*. Secondary institutions: Organisations running help lines, NGOs, DSD. New policy? Yes. Once off costs: minimal. Recurrent cost: nil. Time line: To be introduced within one year of adoption of policy. ILO funding: to cover once off cost. (26) The quality and content of training on the prevention of trafficking, prosecution of traffickers and protecting the rights of victims, including and especially child victims for law enforcement personnel, immigration and customs officials, prosecutors and judges, as well as other relevant officials and non-governmental stakeholders must be improved. Lead institution: DSD. Secondary institutions: DJ, DNP, SAPS, DHA, DrSD (by addressing trafficking and child labour more generally in their training materials programmes). New policy? Yes. Once off cost: moderate. Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: within two years of adoption of policy. ILO funding: to cover costs within the first two years; and to review basic training material used by SAPS re dealing with Child Victims also address the position of child victims of trafficking. (27) Officials of DrSD, DH, DL, DrE and DHA should be trained in ways of detecting other potentially serious cases of child labour and what action to take when it is found. Lead institution: DSD. Affected departments: DH, DrSD, DL, DrE, DHA. New policy? Yes. Once off costs: moderate. Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: To be introduced within two years of adoption of policy. (31) Develop training materials for officials and NGOs that are likely to come into contact with 15-17 year olds involved in hazardous work or other WFCL, regarding alternative employment options for them. See also (111).
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