Dr Seini Taufa
Dr Seini Taufa
BHSc, MHSc (Honours), PhD
All research projects

Developing a child protection data monitoring system in Tonga

Awarded $109,301 in funding
Over 3 years, starting in 2023

Developing a monitoring system for child protection in Tonga

The care and protection of children is a critical issue in the Pacific region. Some of the greatest challenges for child protection systems involve improving data systems across sectors.

The team involve in this project are based in Tonga, and New Zealand, and have developed a plan to address this challenging issue in Tonga with a collaborative and contextually responsive approach. Dr Fiona Langridge,Dr Seini Taufa, and team, plan to co-design a centralised data-monitoring system involving stakeholders across all relevant sectors of the community and government. This data system, based on international best practice adapted specifically for Tonga, will be vital to measuring the effect of ongoing interventions to ensure care and protection for Tongan children. 

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