The Child Welfare League Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to child welfare, both in the fields of direct and indirect services. In order to advocate for children’s rights and raise awareness of child welfare issues, we work on improving legislation, coordinating a network of related child welfare agencies and organizations, as well as monitoring the government’s child welfare system and policies, so as to create a better environment for our children.
In the early days of Taiwan, children’s rights were not fully recognized and there was not a comprehensive policy in place to protect children. In 1990, a group of child welfare scholars, experts and legislators formed the Child Welfare League Committee to advance the amendment of regulations. The revised Child Welfare Act was approved in 1991, yet throughout the process, it was deeply felt that regulations needed to be supervised and implemented, so as a result, Child Welfare League Foundation R.O.C (CWLF) was founded. In addition to safeguarding children’s rights, CWLF runs services for underprivileged children and families with the vision of creating a better world for children.
Our Core Values
It is hard for children to fight for their rights in the world of adults, but CWLF believes children are individual beings who need to be respected, taken care of and protected. As such, CWLF has right from the start been standing the ground of prioritizing the best interests of the child and endeavoured to realize the philosphy of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Protecting and promoting children’s rights and welfare are our main objectives. It is our wish that each child is looked after, understood and loved.
Protecting children’s rights & welfare:
- Advance the amendment of child welfare policies and regulations
- Public education on the beliefs of child welfare
Promoting child welfare:
- Provide welfare services to children
- Develop research on child welfare services
- Integrate child welfare services networks
- Create database for child welfare related studies