Training to the front-line responders and non-specialized service providers on SOP on GBV Prevention in Samdrup Jongkhar


The NCWC is conducting three days training to the members of Dzongkhag/Thromde Women and Child Committee and front-liners from Samdrup Jongkhar, Samdrup Jongkhar Thomde and Pema Gatshel on Standard Operating Procedure on Gender Based Violence Prevention and Responses and Training on Early Identification and Safe Referral of Child Protection Cases from 5 th August to 7 th Ausgust 2020 in Samdrup Jongkhar.

The purpose of the training on Gender Based Violence Prevention and Responses SOP is to provide clear and comprehensive guidance for the multi-sector response to and prevention and mitigation of GBV in the country. It sets standards for these actions and related services in line with international best practice. It brings together existing international and national GBV- related legislation, policies and procedures to provide a functional guide for stakeholders on their roles and responsibilities. It outlines procedures for the effective coordination of service delivery as well as related governance and accountability mechanisms.

The SOP is intended for the following distinct audiences:

Case management actors/case workers providing case management services; Specialized GBV service providers across health, safety and security, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), justice and social sectors; Front-line workers and non-specialized services providers; Agencies responsible for the coordination and governance of GBV multi-sector services, including the Competent Authority;

The Early Identification and Safe Referral training aims to: further improve the existing Child Protection System with regard to safely and properly identifying and referring child protection cases; ensure providing children in difficult circumstances (CIDC) and children in conflict with the law (CICL) with the appropriate child protection case management services; and improve coordination between the competent authority and all other service providers in the country as per the rules and regulations of the Child Care and Protection Act of Bhutan (CCPA).

The training will also support the case workers to better understand the elements of a proper early identification process in addition to an existing referral mechanism within the child protection system. Moreover, the training will enhance the ability of case workers to deliver services to the child who are in need of care and support.