ISSA Webinar: Social services and the protection of children and families

21 June 2023 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Social services and the protection of children and families

21 June 2023 | Virtual

Wednesday 21 June 2023, 09:30–11:00 (UTC/GMT+2 or CEST)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation – Frequently asked questions)

Programmes aimed at protecting children and families constitute a fundamental pillar of national social protection systems. Over and above the traditional focus on addressing child poverty and socio-economic vulnerability of families with children, childcare and family protection benefits play a crucial role in supporting resilience and promoting societal well-being.

Financed by a mix of contributory and non-contributory financing, the design of childcare and family protection programmes play a vital role in improving health, educational and nutritional outcomes for children as well as in addressing socio-economic vulnerability of families with children. With the growing phenomenon of single parent families and traditional risks such as orphanhood and child poverty, childcare and family protection benefits play an increasingly important role in both developed and developing societies alike. 

Owing to design features which limit the scope, depth and extent of traditional childcare and family protection benefits and services, social security administrations are irreversibly inclined towards improving the provision of these benefits and services through social action initiatives.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative socio-economic impacts that disproportionately affected children and families with children has elevated the importance of childcare and family protection benefits and services as well as social services initiatives targeted to the most vulnerable clusters of society.

Register for this webinar that will discuss key experiences, challenges and trends related to social services and the protection of children and families.

Speakers

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Laurent Ortalda Laurent Ortalda, International Relations Advisor, Mission for the European and International Relations and Cooperation, National Family Allowances Fund (CNAF), France
Diane Anderson Diane Anderson, Principal Policy Analyst, Ministry of Social Development (MSD), New Zealand
Abdelhafid Djeghri Abdelhafid Djeghri, Director of benefits, National Social Insurance Fund for Employees (CNAS), Algeria

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What are the key design features and financing strategies of childcare and family protection benefits and services?
  • What are the main challenges and measures to ensure effective take-up of childcare and family protection benefits and services?
  • What strategies and measures were put in place to improve the provision of benefits and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What are the reform options to expand the scope, reach and depth of childcare and family protection benefits and services?

Agenda

  • Welcome by the ISSA Secretary General.
  • Technical introduction by the ISSA
  • Case experience of CNAF, France
  • Case experience of MSD, New Zealand.
  • Case experience of CNAS, Algeria 
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Paul Mondoa Ngomba Moderated by Paul Mondoa Ngomba, Technical Specialist in Social Security, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organisations and invited institutions without registration fee.