Directorate of Child Welfare Directorate of Child Welfare

The Directorate of Child Welfare is responsible means that the right mechanisms are put in place to protect all children. The Ministry advocates for a legislative framework that promotes the protection of children and has adopted a national strategy that coordinates the implementation of all activities.


  • Improve care and protection for children's well-being


  • Develop and implement programmes, relevant legislative statues and projects aimed at ensuring the care and protection of children in Namibia.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of cost-effective, evidence-based strategies to deliver Child Care and Protection interventions.
  • Facilitate access by all children to quality health and nutrition, education, protection, and care & support services.
  • Contribute to the development an enabling environment for child welfare where political will, financial and human resources match the need.
  • Engage and empower families and communities with regard to the child welfare programme.
  • Develop policies, guidelines and standards for the provision of Child Care and Protection Services.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to national and international standards and guidelines defined for the provision of Child Care and Protection Services.
  • Develop National Capacity for the implementation of Child Welfare programmes at all levels of service provision.
  • Establish and maintain a database/data warehouse on OVC for Namibia.
  • Continuously advocate for Child Welfare to remain a priority on the National Development Agenda.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the National Agenda for Children (NAC).
  • Ensure provision of emergency assistance to children in dire need.


Director's office:
Email: Tel: +264612833167

Child Welfare Services:
Email: Tel: +264612833149

Child Allowances:
Email: Tel: +264612833185

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    16 June 2020
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    30 July 2020
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    28 Sep 2020
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    25 Nov 2020
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    10 Dec 2020
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    11 Feb 2021
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  • 08 Mar 2021