Directorate of Child Welfare

Programmes of the Directorate of Child Welfare
Child Welfare Coordination Mechanisms in South Sudan
Achievements of the Directorate of Child Welfare
National and International Child Welfare Days Commemorated

DG Child Welfare
Ms. Celina G. Peter
Director for Child Welfare
Telephone: +211 955759310
Directions to the Directorate of Child Welfare

Dep.DG Child Welfare
Ms. Nancy Elisa Matayo
Deputy Director Child Protection
Telephone: +211 955761670

About the Directorate of Child Welfare
Decades of civil war in South Sudan not only destroyed basic services like education, and sustainable livelihood, but has also limited the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect their children. Thousands of children are victims of abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. The Government of the Republic of South Sudan is committed to the development and empowerment of the country’s citizens and communities through addressing their multiple vulnerabilities and building their resilience to shocks and stresses.

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social welfare was therefore established to handle issues related women and children, who are among the vulnerable group of people. The directorate of child welfare was established to specifically to deal with children affairs fulfilling the government’s constitution mandate to protect children and ensure that their rights are not infringed on according to chapter 17 of the Transitional constitution of South Sudan.

Responsible for formulation of policies and development of programmes that promote children’s rights and ensure protection of children from violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse.


  • Support the development and implementation of standards for child welfare, child protection and policies for the protection of children and their wellbeing such as the policy on children without parental care;
  • Ensure children’s rights are promoted and protected in South Sudan;
  • Development of systems for child protection, justice for children and civil registration with a focus on birth registration.