MoU signed to enhance services for domestic care, residential violence

National Council for Family Affairs
National Council for Family Affairs. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) and SOS Children's Villages have signed a memorandum of understanding, in a significant step towards strengthening services for cases of domestic violence and residential care.اضافة اعلان

The agreement, signed on Wednesday, aims to implement accreditation and quality control standards for services rendered to victims of domestic violence, as well as for facilities providing residential care, including safe houses and children's villages in key areas such as Amman, Irbid, and Aqaba, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

This partnership falls within the larger framework of the project "Enhancing Access to Comprehensive Services Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Jordan", supported by the EU and executed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Core objectives
NCFA secretary-general, Mohammed Miqdadi, emphasized NCFA's proactive role in providing technical support to institutions, highlighting the ongoing commitment to bolster the protection system, Noting that it had formulated and approved accreditation and quality control standards for services catering to domestic violence cases.

"These standards, endorsed by the Cabinet, serve as a benchmark for national institutions in their response to violence, while also guiding the formulation of institutional policies geared towards family protection. This vital initiative ensures a marked enhancement in the quality of services extended to beneficiaries," he added.

SOS Children's Villages’ president, Rana Al-Zubi, highlighted the agreement's core objective - to implement accreditation and quality control standards, thereby earning institutional excellence certificates for services aimed at victims of domestic violence who benefit from SOS Children's Villages' Safe Houses in Amman, Irbid, and Aqaba. Furthermore, these quality control measures extend to services offered to children and youth lacking familial support, adhering to established accreditation criteria for care facilities.

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