The Care and Protection of Child Parents Bill, 2023 aims to provide a framework for the care and protection of expectant children and child parents in Kenya. It addresses the issue of pregnant girls dropping out of school and the challenges they face. The Bill emphasizes the importance of education for these individuals and seeks to ensure their right to basic education is upheld.
The Bill outlines the obligations of the National and county governments in terms of providing support and services to child parents, preventing school dropouts, facilitating re-entry into school after pregnancy, and establishing care centers for the children of child parents. It also sets criteria for the registration and licensing of care centers, as well as the inspection and evaluation of their safety and standards.
By addressing the needs of expectant children and child parents, this Bill aims to protect their rights and provide them with opportunities for education and a better future. It also encourages collaboration between different levels of government and relevant stakeholders to effectively implement the provisions of the Bill.
Overall, this Bill shows a commitment to ensuring the well-being and empowerment of expectant children and child parents in Kenya.
For any further on the Bill and its effect on your specific situation, please call upon us.
The Bill is available on the following link, i.e., http://www.okadvocates.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/The-Care-Protection-of-Child-Parents-Bill-2023.pdf