Police officers trained on child protection

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Police officers in Malawi have been trained on creating strategies for child protection.

Deputy Inspector General of Malawi Police Service (MPS) responsible for operations, Rodney Jose, presided over the official opening of the child protection workshop which was held over the weekend in Dowa.

Speaking during the event, Jose said the workshop provided an opportunity to discuss issues affecting the country such as children abuse and crime.

He added that the security providers have put in place some measures to ensure that the rights of children are protected.

“We have put some strategies such development of Malawi policy on child protection and Malawi Police pre-trial diversion guidelines for children in conflict with the law to ensure that children are protected,” he explained.

Jose also commended the relationship between the law enforcers and other stakeholders in the fight against barbaric acts such as albino killings saying there has been a positive outcome.

According to him, cases of killings, abduction and tampering with graves of persons with albinism have been reduced in the country through the effort of various stakeholders including the police and members of the general public.

He then assured Malawians that Malawi Police Service will continue to give maximum protection to children, people with albinism and women.

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