As part of cooperation between the Ministry of Interior and various institutions and corporations in the country, the Juvenile Police Department (JPD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Foundation for Child and Woman Protection (QFCW) on Thursday at the headquarters of Juvenile Police. The MoU aims at enhancing cooperation between the sides in ensuring inclusive protection for child from violence and abuse.
The JPD director Brigadier Nasser Abdul Azeez Al-Musallam and director general of the Foundation Prof. Faridah Al-Obaidly signed the MoU on behalf of the representing sides.
Brigadier Al-Musallam said the MoU will augment the cooperation and coordination between Juvenile Police and the Foundation in protecting children from violence and abuse as it is one of the priorities for the both sides.
He also pointed out that the MoU comes as the initiative of the Ministry of Interior for their faith in the rights of the child and the importance of working on the application and dissemination of culture of social protection and care for all children. The MoU also seeks for studies in the field of early detection of delinquency and exposure to it and abuse in all its forms and it calls for preparation of joint plans that seek to prevent the escalation of violence and child abuse.
On his part, Prof. Faridah Al-Obaidly said that the protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse is an integral component in the protection of their rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution and Islamic law and that is why the Qatar Foundation for Child and Woman Protection seeks cooperation with all stakeholders to strengthen this protection.
She pointed out that the Memorandum of Understanding between the Foundation and the Ministry is to create an environment for the protection of the child where he is not exposed to violence, exploitation from their families; as well as to enhance the child's ability to self-prevention.
Al-Obaidly added that the MoU aims at achieving partnership between the Ministry and the Foundation in order to develop joint care programs for the care and rehabilitation of children who are victims of violence, abuse and delinquency and to restore their confidence to integrate them into their families and communities.