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Family Protection Department
Director of Family Protection Department
°The Department Investigates child abuse within the family(eg physical abuse,neglect)
°All sexual abuse and offences against children and adults.
°The cases handled by the department are considered very sensitive so the following procedures are provided to ensure a confidential and successful investigation :
°Male or female officers in civilian clothes are available to handle the cases.
Victims are examined by forensic doctor in a specially designed and equipped clinic.
°Social workers provide support to victims and their families.
The Objectives of The Department are
°To Investigate the above cases in a confidential way with a victim centered approach.
°Protect families from violence.
°Co-operate with official and non-official organizations in helping to create a safer society.
°Create awareness of family protection issues within the local community.
Establish an integrated and comprehensive database of cases for research and follow up.
°Exchange experiences with governmental and non-governmental organizations.
°To provide a family protection service throughout the kingdom
(last updated: 10-June-2003)
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