How To Start A Children’s Home In Kenya

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Do you have a passion for starting a children’s home in Kenya? This is a step by step guide on how to start a children’s home in Kenya and the requirements. Any person who desires to establish a children’s home in Kenya must get authorisation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection via the National Council for Children’s Services and Area Advisory Council of Kenya.

How To Start A Children’s Home In Kenya

1. Do a name search and a name reservation by simply visiting your closest Huduma Centre or the office of the Registrar General.

2. Visit the National Council for Children’s Services with the proposed institution’s name and other essential required documents.

3. Officials at the NCCS office will provide you with an application form to fill out.

4. Duly fill out the application form and then submit it to the Area Advisory Council working in your area.

5. The Area Advisory Council will acknowledge receipt of your application within 30 days of application and shall communicate when to inspect the premises (children’s home).

6. The Area Advisory Council will then visit the premises to witness if it has met the required criteria for best practice.

7. If the home meets the required standards, the head of the Area Advisory Council, with the consent of NCCS, will recommend to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to give a certificate of registration to the children’s home. This is accomplished after a period of 3 months.

8. Registration for a children’s home in Kenya is free of charge.

Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Contacts

Address: Bishops Road, Social Security House, Nairobi.

Contact phone numbers: 027 29801/804-819, 020 272 6497.

Email: info@socialprotection.go.ke, info@labour.go.ke.