The National Council for Children's Services (NCCS) is a semi-autonomous government agency (SAGA) established under Section 30 of the Children Act 2001 to exercise general supervision and control over the planning, financing and co-ordination of child rights and welfare activities and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof. It is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. The NCCS was inaugurated on the 27th September 2002.
"To be a vibrant agency in the realization and protection of the rights and welfare of children for national prosperity"
To formulate policies, develop plans, monitor, coordinate and mobilize resources for the implementation, realization and safeguarding of the rights and welfare of the child.
To exercise general supervision and control over the planning, financing and coordination of child rights and welfare activities and to advice the Government on all aspects thereof.
"Our children our responsibility"
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
— Dr. Seuss
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."
— Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
— Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
— Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today"
— Stacia Tauscher
"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa