VIVA Uganda, the Children at Risk Action Network (CRANE), in collaboration with Australian Aid, officially inaugurated a Child-Friendly Space at the Kira Road Police Station. This endeavor aims to create a nurturing and welcoming environment for children who may have interactions with the police or become involved in legal matters.
The Australian Ambassador, His Excellency Luke Williams, presided over the commissioning ceremony, emphasizing the Australian government’s commitment to supporting this noble cause. The ceremony witnessed the presence of distinguished guests, including the Representative of the Commissioner of Police Child and Family Protection Department from Police Headquarters, representatives from the Office of Directorate Of Public Prosecution, Loving Heart Baby’s Home, CFPU Kasangati, and Mpigi. Additionally, heads of departments at Kira Road Police and local leaders were invited to witness this significant step forward.
The Kira Road Police, led by Division Police Commander SSP Kinyera Boniface, have pledged their full support to efficiently utilize this newly established facility. Their commitment is focused on ensuring the just and effective treatment of children, taking into account their unique needs and challenges within the legal system.
The Child-Friendly Space at Kira Road Police Station marks a pivotal achievement in our collective efforts to establish a more compassionate and supportive environment for children who encounter the legal system. We firmly believe that by providing a safe and empathetic space for children, we can assist them in navigating the complexities of the legal process with greater ease, while ensuring their rights and well-being are protected.
We extend our sincere appreciation to VIVA Uganda, CRANE, and Australian Aid for their generous support, and we eagerly anticipate working closely with all stakeholders to advance the cause of child-friendly justice and support for the young individuals in our community.
|November 1, 2023||Commissioning of Child-Friendly Space at Kira Road Police Station||VIVA Uganda, CRANE, Australian Aid, Australian Ambassador, Police Representatives, Local Leaders||Establishment of a supportive environment for children involved with the legal system, with the commitment of Australian Aid and local law enforcement.|