Social Policies & Guidelines

National Child Policy 2020

Uganda has a young population with over 56 percent of its population under the
age of 18 and about half (48.7 percent) under the age of 15 years (UBOS, 2016).
According to the 2014 National Housing and Population Census Report, children
0 to 8 years constitute 30.9 percent, children 0 to 14 years constitute 50.3
percent and children 0 to 17 years constitute 55.1 percent of the 34.6 million
total population of Uganda. This amounts to an estimated 19.2 million children
below the age of 18 years.

Minimum Standards and Competency Framework for Social Work Education and Training in Uganda

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has the mandate to regulate the quality of Higher Education in Uganda. NCHE sets and monitors minimum standards for all academic programmes offered in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country. The standards are minimum, which implies that they are the basic requirements for programmes to meet the threshold for quality training and to assure effective and efficient training for specific qualifying levels and disciplines.

Case Management Tools for Child Programming in Uganda

Following over one year of partner consultations together with a participatory review of case management guidance and tools as stipulated under the National orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) Management Information System (MIS), I am pleased to present this harmonized case management toolkit , which includes two documents: Case Management Standard Operating Procedures for Child Programming in Uganda, and Case Management Tools for Child Programming in Uganda.

Ethical Code of Conduct

The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda recognizes
that at the centre of any meaningful transformation
of the communities is the need for empowered, competent
and morally upright work force. It is in light of this that the Association
has put in place a set of ethical codes of conduct to
regulate and guide the behavior of practicing Social Workers
in Uganda.

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