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How Can the Capabilities of Child Protection Workers Be Enhanced? A Report from Kuwaitis Child Protection Workers

This article establishes empowerment strategies to enhance child protection workers' capabilities in Kuwait. It utilized a phenomenology design and a qualitative method to collect 12 Kuwaiti child protection workers' experiences with daily challenges while protecting and safeguarding children who attend the Child Protection Office. The study collected its data using semi-structured interviews with 12 child protection workers. The findings show that the capabilities of child protection workers can be improved using several approaches, including salary increments, training opportunities, supportive organizational policies, and the introduction of performance evaluations. Despite the numerous challenges that child protection workers in Kuwait face, the identified interventions could significantly improve their effectiveness. Therefore, the government and the relevant organizations should invest in realizing the identified interventions.

Nourah Almutairi
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Journal article - open access