Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) is a coalition of child-focused organizations comprising of community based, national and international non-governmental organizations advocating for the rights of children in Uganda.
The vision of UCRNN is “A society where all children’s rights are realised”
“UCRNN exists to undertake collective action for promotion and protection of children’s rights in Uganda”
Principles and core values
Child participation | Non-discrimination | Transparency | Accountability | Fairness
15 Counsellors, 3 Supervisors and A Manager in Charge of the Call center were recruited and commenced work on 1st November 2013.The call center is now operating 24 hours,7 days a week
For any cases of child abuse,please call 116 to report.Its toll free
Watch this space for more information about the UGANDA CHILD HELPLINE/SAUTI and for more information follow the link below
UCRNN will in the coming months pursue the case for alternative care by promoting fostering and domestic adoptions as alternatives to institutionalization of children; and regulation of inter-country adoption through creation of a central adoption agency.
There are currently discussions by government, UN Partners and NGOs to promote Alternative care as a key component of the national child protection strategy to address the current gaps in alternative care and challenges in child protection. A national framework for alternative care is in place awaiting approval by government.
The Alternative Care framework intends to reduce the number of children in institutional/residential care, provide actors at different levels with clear guidelines and placement options for children in need of alternative care based on a defined range of care and put in place mechanisms to support existing government structures to carry out their statutory responsibilities for overseeing the care of children in the country.
In 2013, UCRNN undertook a strategic review and organisational capacity assessment that led to the recasting of the strategic plan of 2010/2014. A forum that brought together the Board of Directors, members and strategic partners to share the study recommendations led to development of the new strategic plan 2014/2018 and a rebirth of a new organisational structure.
In addition, an extensive advocacy strategy for the network is being developed that will guide the network\'s advocacy agenda.