Thailand develops single database on child protection


BANGKOK, 8 July 2015- The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and Mahidol University have jointly developed a single database on child protection in Thailand.

Speaking at a press conference, chairman of the Child Protection System Development Committee Sappasit Kumpapan said the Department of Children and Youth Affairs is collaborating with eight other ministries and Mahidol University in drafting a prototype plan of the country’s data base management on child protection. The draft will compile all children-related information and incorporate a standardized child protection registration system.

The information collected will be used in policy making and budgeting for child development projects and in dealing with child problems and situations both in Thailand and the ASEAN region.

According to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the establishment of a single data system containing all aspects of child protection information will enable the government to understand the strategic situation about children in Thailand and have a clearer picture to deal with children and youth situation at a national level.