Labour and Social Development Minister, and Chairman of the National Childhood Committee, Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, today paid an inspection visit to the Child Protection Centre in Manama.
The visit is part of the minister’s follow-up on the centre’s efforts to deal with cases of abuse, violence or negligence that children may face.
The minister is also keen to verify the quality of the services and procedures in place to protect children, treat them and reintegrate them into society so as to lead a normal life, within a secure family environment, being as an inherent right guaranteed to them in the kingdom.
The minister affirmed the Labour and Social Development Ministry’s keenness to develop the professional efficiency of the Child Protection Centre, as part of its efforts to implement the provisions of Law 4/2021 on the promulgation of the Corrective Justice Law for Children and their Protection from Ill-Treatment, ratified and issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
He indicated that the centre provides protection for children from ill-treatment in the family and society, as well as raises awareness on ways to protect children and support their rights, in cooperation with the competent entities.
The minister was informed about the mechanisms to follow up on the situations of children who have been subjected to ill-treatment. The centre receives complaints through the toll-free hotline (998).