hadiza-el-rufai-hosts-2016-ind“The Department of Child Development is to provide an enabling environment that will ensure the maximum and holistic development of the potential of the Kaduna state Child through well-articulated policies, project and programmes that would enhance the quality of his/her life towards kaduna state development and kaduna state building”.

The Child Development Department is one of the programmes Departments of the Kaduna state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development established. The Department is  responsible for the total well-being and development of the Kaduna state child. It is to give visibility to all children in terms of protection, coordinate activities, monitor progress and promote a comprehensive and integrated agenda for the realization of children’s rights. The child in this case refers to any child under the ages of 18 years in line with the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In response to the above, the Division ensures that policies reflect rights-based and pro-poor approaches and target the vulnerable children.


  • The Child’s Right Acts, (2003)

  • The National Children’s Policy

  • The National Plan Of Action For Vulnerable Children

  • The National Standard of Practice for Orphans Vulnerable Children (SoP)

  • The National Situation Assessment And Analysis On Orphans And Vulnerable Children (NSAA:2008)

  • National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria

  • National Directory of OVC NGOs in Nigeria

  • Advocacy Guide and Facilitators Manual for Promoting Children’s Rights in Nigeria.