Policy Dialogue

Policy Dialogue with RCIs

The National Social Inclusion Foundation (NSIF) held a consultative meeting on Wednesday 22 June 2022 at Garden Tower, Port Louis with representatives of 14 Residential Care Institutions (RCIs) for the Protection and Welfare of Children to discuss the elaboration of National Programme for RCIs.

The aims of National Programme are to:

  • Enhance and standardise the quality of care and support provided to children placed in RCIs
  • Harmonise and increase funding support given to NGO-run RCIs
  • Promote the deinstitutionalisation of alternative care by providing for the setting up of smaller RCI settings accommodating no more than 15 children

Representatives of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Welfare and the Office of the Ombudsperson for Children also participated in the Policy Dialogue.