To build a society based on “individual living care, healthy family
functions and tighter community network,” besides taking priority in
the best interests of children and youths, all children and youths
related affairs should correspond with the strengthening of welfare
service measures from all fields. Such affairs should target at the
Convention on the Rights of the Child that aggressively promote and
protect the identity, health, safety, right to education, social
participation, expressed opinion, welfare, and to be protected and
entitlement to game and leisure for proper age and gender, as well as
development opportunities and rights. The all basic rights should be
legislated to provide more complete welfare and maintain their rights
exhaustively. In view of this, the Administration has established the
child and youth welfare section with specific responsibility in the
planning and promotion of children and youths related policies and
welfare. The specific service measures are described in the follows:
I. Welfare Planning
(1) The formulation, explanation, advocacy and other legal affairs for
children and youths welfare and rights protection.
(2) The planning and promotion of children and youths welfare service
(3) Planning for responding strategies for population policies
(4) lanning and organizing child-rearing allowance for unemployed
parents with children under 2 years old. For one of the parents (or
guardians) or both parents who have not been able to get employment due
to taking care of the young children, the low-income households will
receive NT5,000 per person per month while the middle-to-low-income
households shall receive NT4,000. Families tax filing falling under
standards of Individual Income Tax or the tax rate under 20%, shall
receive grants of NT2,500.
(5) The planning, promotion and related laws and regulations
ormulation for children and youths financial safety policies:
Organizing living assistance for middle-to-low-income households with
children and youths, emergency living assistance for children and
youths from disadvantaged families, NHI subsidies for children and
youths of low-to-middle Income families, and medical care subsidies for
children under 3 years old.
II. Rights Development
(1) Organizing rights development affairs in the Protection of Children
and Youths Welfare and Rights Act.
(2) Establish “Promotional Team for Children and Youths Welfare and
Rights, Executive Yuan” and the similar Promotional Team of MOHW, which
holding cross-administrative meeting periodically to discuss, research
and inquire on children and youths welfare policies. The primary
mission of Promotional Teams is promoting interdepartmental
coordination for establishing unified collaboration mechanisms.
(3) The “Promotional Team for Children and Youths Injury Prevention”
was assembled in October 2011 with the representatives from government,
scholars, experts and civil groups. The team holds up regular “Children
and Youths Injury Prevention Coordination Meeting” to reinforce the
cross-administrative prevention mechanisms. Furthermore, promoting
“Children and Youths Safety Implementation Plan” to enforce promotional
strategies for the individuals, home, transportation, campus, games,
waters, employment, and other safety dimension through professional
consolidated platform to strengthen the safety protection network for
children and youths.
(4) Promoting children’s human rights and cultivate children and youths
consulting representatives to improve children and youths development
and social participation in addition to organizing the different
(5) Organize the medical, schooling, living care and other rights for
children and youths without nationality, non-Taiwan nationality, and
without household registration.
(6) Other protections related to children and youths welfare and rights.
III. Resettlement and Counseling
(1) Organizing statutory matters for children and youths placement
counseling affairs in the Protection of Children and Youths Welfare and
(2) Counseling and commissioning private-sector groups for the
organization of the placement business for children and youths
placement and education institutions to provide a placement service due
to the family encountering of major incidents, loss of dependence,
poverty or children and youths still require protection.
(3) Organizing children and youths placement and education institution
co-assessment to improve the service quality for the placement and
education institutions for the children and youths.
(4) Establishing case management system of children and youths
placement and education institutions to strengthen managing the service
of clients in the institution and care leavers’ independent living
service for controlling and assuring the overall placement services for
children and youths.
(5) Others business counseling affairs related to children and youths
placement and education institutions.