14 January 2016

MoI discusses plans to unify efforts regarding the child protection hotline

During the meeting, attendees underlined the importance of enhancing cooperation with partners, so as to achieve full protection to children from the various risks and dangers that may afflict them.


Major General Dr. Al Nuaimi stressed the need to dedicate greater attention to children?s psychological and emotional well-being, which would have positive impact on children, their family, school and society in general.


He also reiterated the keenness of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, to follow-up and support all efforts that would achieve the higher leadership?s objectives, to ensure family security and safety of the community. He also reiterated Sheikh Saif?s directives to ensure that the UAE becomes a hub of excellence for child protection.


The meeting was attended by representatives of the Higher Committee for Child Protection?s partners, including Sara Shuhail, Director of the Ewa’a Shelters for victims of human trafficking, and Moza Al Shoomi, Head of the Child Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs, and a number of the Committee?s members and senior officers. /WAM