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

Other actions steps regarding awareness raising

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Other actions steps regarding awareness-raising, discussed elsewhere, are: Awareness should be raised regarding the national school fee policy in respect of exemptions for poorer families and children who are fostered. See (90). Awareness raising regarding children's occupational safety and health , regulations issued in this regard, children's rights, also regarding safety and health for children working in subsistence agriculture. See (102). 4.13 Training and capacity building Training and capacity building in selected areas will assist in addressing child labour in general and specific types of child labour. This should include: (24) Labour inspectors should receive training on how to address child labour. This should include training targeting specifically vulnerable or difficult sectors, such as domestic sector. Lead institution: DL. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: minimal cost to design training material. Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: within one year of adoption of policy. ILO funding: to cover once off cost. (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.
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(28) Training materials and programmes of law enforcement agencies should be adapted to prime them to seek and prosecute adults using the children or benefiting from the children's illegal activities (if any) – see (56). An assessment is also necessary whether there are sufficient
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