Examining the Impacts and Roles of Child Care Institutions: A Case Study Of Naguru Reception Centre.

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in social work and social administration
The study was carried out in Kampala, considering Naguru Remand Home as the case study and the surrounding areas. The main purpose of the study was to examine the impacts and roles of child care institutions in Uganda. The researcher also wanted to know more about the views of the public on care institutions and other various child care institutions in Kampala, an assessment was made so as to come up with measures to help in reducing the number of children kept in custody in Kampala such as educating the public about the exiting legal frame works regarding the prevention and protection of children in Naguru. The study mainly focused on the concept of children custodians in Uganda, in Naguru Remand Home. The finding in the study was indicated through a survey design. The researcher utilized both the quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis; such methods included the use of questionnaire which included respondents who helped in providing the primary data, in-depth interviews were held with members of the organisations that have a focus on child care n Naguru. Questionnaires administered to respondents were verified, edited and coded. Raw frequencies were generated to produce descriptive data. Respondents included both Boys and Girls. However, because of limited time the researcher was not able to use a bigger sample size; it's therefore recommended that future researchers should use a larger sample size so as to come up with a better analysis's of impacts and roles of child care institution in Naguru. There are still some weaknesses in enforcement of laws concerning children. Therefore, there is need to strengthen the prevalence of children custodians in Naguru Remand Home, the characteristics faced by children custody, the causes of children custody, factors that has led to high levels of children custody and the strategies.
A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences as a Partial Fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
Child Care Institutions, Naguru Reception Centre