Lesotho national policy on orphans and vulnerable children

Lesotho national policy on orphans and vulnerable children.pdf

The increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children, the lack of legal protection to safe guard their rights to accessing basic social services, the high risk of being dispossessed of their rightful inheritance and the increased risk of being exposed to neglect, abuse, exploitation and violence calls for a stronger policy framework to ensure the care and protection of vulnerable children.

The policy shall provide the necessary framework for reference from which will flow the strategic action guidelines for all stakeholders. There is a need for promotion of quality care, transparency, accountability and co-ordination of service delivery to OVC. The guidelines provided by this policy will make this possible.