Child Protection Unit
Child Protection Unit was established in 2011 in response to the fact that BHC closely works with children and protects children across Mathare valley. As part of the unit's activities, a child protection policy aimed at improving the general welfare of children was institutionalized. The unit is generally mandated to lead the screening and referral of cases of abuse as they present themselves in BHC's clinics or the community. It also leads interventions aimed at preventing abuse. A partnership with the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) has enabled weekly reviews for children with disabilities, with professional advice on handling such children being given to the parents and CHVs.