oa Article 40 - Developing minimum standards for diversion

Volume 5 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 7 DEVELOPING MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR DIVERSION Introduction and background Formal diversion programmes were started by NICRO in 1993 and since then there has been a rapid expansion of such programmes within NICRO, as well as programmes provided by other organisations, including government. While this is regarded as an extremely positive development on the one hand, it should also be acknowledged that in such an unregulated environment there are real risks, especially to the children being served by these programmes. The risks broadly relate to the following: ? Infringing upon the rights of children as stipulated in the Constitution and the ..

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