Examining the roles of child care institutions in Kampala

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Kampala International University,College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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 existing legal flame 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 qualitative and quantitative methods for data analysis; such methods include the use of quantitative which include respondents who helped in providing the primary data, in-depth interview were held with members of the organizations that have a focus on child care in Naguru. Questionnaires administered to respondents were verified, edited and coded. Raw frequencies were generated to produce descriptive data. Respondents included both Boys and girls respectively. 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 institutions in Naguru. There are still some weakness 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 College Humanities and 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 remand home, Uganda