RIMTF validates R1 LGUs on SCFLG

CFLGA

The Regional Inter- Agency Monitoring Task Force (RIMTF) validated and reviewed the documents submitted by the four (4) Provincial Audit Teams for the Seal of Child- Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) last July 5, 2016 at the Conference Room, DILG Regional Office 1, City of San Fernando, La Union.

The RIMTF, chaired by the Department of the Interior and Local Government with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Education as members, prepared the over- all ratings of the four (4) cities and 116 municipalities for submission to the Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RCWC). The RCWC shall then assess, validate and declare eligible LGUs that will be endorsed to CWC to vie for the Seal.

The SCFLG is a commitment of the Department to ensure the progressive realization of children’s rights through the mandatory audit of local government units (LGUs) in bringing positive results for children.

The SCFLG gauges the performance of LGUs through the Seal of Child- Friendly Local Governance Audit (SCFLGA) along 12 indicators. These indicators include: 1. Percentage reduction in the deaths of children below five (5) years old, 2. Percentage reduction in children under- six years old with below normal weights, 3. Percentage increase in the number of 3-4 year-old children attending center- based day care centers, 4. Completion rate of elementary schooling in 2015, 5. absence of child labor or reduction in child labor cases, 6. Safety measures for children in community and schools, 7. Extent of mainstreaming of children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation in the core development agenda of LGUs, 8. An ordinance establishing Barangay Violence Against Women and their Children Desk, 9. 2015 Philhealth accreditation  in its main health facility or rural health unit for the Maternal Care Services and Primary Care, 10. 2015 Philhealth accreditation  in its main health facility or rural health unit for the Maternal Care Services and Primary Care, 11. A Local School Board (LSB)  Plan for CY 2015 that is aligned with the School Improvement Plan (SIP), and 12. Completed at least 70% of its  LSB Plan for 2015.

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