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

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and identifying the periods during which such children should be required to leave the relevant areas. Lead institution: DL* . New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost : minimal. Recurrent cost : nil. Time line : within one year of adoption of policy. (101) Draw up guidelines for subsistence agriculture the kinds of farm work that are appropriate for children , those that are not, and what potential hazards exist in the work and how it can be avoided – ie addressing the same factors as in (100). Lead institution: DL . Secondary institutions: DA, DrSD; Trade Unions . New policy? Yes. Once off cost: moderate. Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: within three years of adoption of policy. (102) Training children, parents, teachers, trade unions and employers on (a) occupational safety and health, including regulations issued in terms of (100), children's rights and general resources available, and (b) also training subsistence farmers on the hazards of subsistence farming, and the guidelines drawn up in terms of (101). Lead institution: DL ; Secondary institutions: DE, DSD, DH and NGOs. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost : minimal. Recurrent cost : minimal to moderate. ILO funding: cover the cost of developing a strategy and the necessary material. Time line : within three years of adoption of policy.
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Page 66 Proposed action – by forms of harm Draft 4,10 Oct 2003 (b) Secondary Prevention This involves the early detection of abnormal health states so as to implement early and more effective treatment. It is critical for early detection that primary health care services for children are accessible. Primary care providers need training to be aware of, to diagnose and to manage work-related and psychosocial problems associated with child labour. Secondary preventative measures for which DL will be responsible, drawing on the support of especially the DH and in selected circumstances departments responsible for Social Development, include the following: (103) Removing children from hazardous work and providing counselling and skills training to facilitate reintegration in family life and make alternative productive employment possible in the long term. While DL can identify instances where children need to be removed from work situations, departments responsible for Social Development would handle the actual removal and facilitate reintegration of the child into family life. Lead institution: DL . Secondary institutions: DSD . New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost : moderate. Recurrent cost : moderate. Time line : within four years of adoption of policy. (104) Providing for mandatory medical check-ups as part of any contract involving child workers. Lead institution: DL . New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost : minimal.
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