Child Protection Recognition and Response (CPRR) training in Nepal April 2019
In April 2019 training workshops were held at Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu and the Scheer Memorial Hospital Banepa, Nepal.
The workshops were facilitated by Alder Hey's Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Jamuna Acharya, and Dr Deepak Upadhyay, from Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust.
These were followed by a stakeholders meeting in Kathmandu. This is part of an ongoing child protection training program, supported by So the Child May Live (STCML) and Health Exchange Nepal (HeXN), and organized by the Nepal Paediatric Society (NEPAS). It is hoped that this will help to recruit more support for effective child protection processes in hospitals in Nepal and more widely in the country as a whole.
A stake holders meeting was also organized at Kanti Children’s Hospital. The aim of which was to disseminate the message regarding the CPRR training manual prepared by NEPAS, to find out the scope of intensification of the training and to share experiences regarding the Child Protection issues in the Nepali context.
All participants were happy to have the new training materials on CPRR. The recommendations were:
- NEPAS should recommend this material to National Health Training centers (NHTC) and adopt its use.
- The provincial governments should use this training material for the intensification of the CPRR training in the provinces.
- NEPAS should advise the Nepal Medical council to make CPRR training mandatory for all paediatric doctors, nurses and other health personnel.
- NGOS and Nepal Police were interested and agreed to participate in the training.