Policies on Child Safety in Abu Dhabi
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This paper discusses policies to prevent and protect children from all kinds of accidents. Comparing global policies and the actual situation in Abu Dhabi.
From the Paper:"Different incidents involving children occur daily across the world, as many families suffer the loss of a child, indicating a systematic problem of inadequate prevention when it comes to child safety protection. It is apparent that similar life tragedies have a strong negative impact not only on families but also on society (World Health Organization 8). The child development process is commonly associated with the potential harm due to unintentional injuries. These accidents may cause a permanent disability in some children as well as have an impact on all aspects of children's social and family lives. It has been observed that most incidents related to injury of children refer to children living in poverty, as they are found unable to protect themselves from dangers, and in most case their parents are either missing or poorly educated (Bae et al. 31). Certain precautions for children safety should be considered, as various monitoring procedures need to be maintained on a regular basis.
"Unlike adults, children are exposed to everyday risks such as falls from heights, drowning, burns, accidents with cars, neglect and different forms of abuse, including domestic violence. Injured children fall within the category of disadvantaged young individuals for whom the state, global organizations and society hold the responsibility to ensure adequate care ("Keeping Children Safe" 7). Each country considers these issues quite seriously, thereby takes proper safety measures by creating laws and standards for the protection of disadvantaged children. One such organization that extensively deals with similar matters is the Ministry of Health and Education. Other governmental and non-governmental organizations contribute to the development of sound policies on child safety, such as the United Nations (UN) and UNICEF, as the US and the EU are among the most active participants in affirming standards and rules in this field (Alkon et al. 365). The utmost goal of such initiatives is to integrate children into society by providing them with an opportunity to have normal lives (Rosenbury 480)."
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