Training Of Trainers Material On Child Health Care In Child Friendly Tourism
According to the definition of the World Health Organization, health is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” As part of its focus on children’s health and rights, the International Children’s Center has planned “Training on Child-Friendly Tourism” to improve the capacity of the tourism industry employees in the fields of children’s health and rights with the aim to protect physical, mental, and social health of children also in tourism.
In the integrated strategies against violence, the Council of Europe defines childfriendly services as the prime objective of institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care, education and protection of children and ensuring, to the
maximum extent possible, children’s survival, development and well-being. Regulations setting standards aimed at the best interests and full development of the child for all institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care, education and protection of children should be followed. A system should be enable to scrutinize entirely who are working in contact with children, regardless
of their authority and responsibility. This ensures an appropriate balance between the child’s right to life and to protection from violence and the individual’s right to be respected in society.
This Module was prepared by the International Children’s Center within the scope of “Child-Friendly Tourism Project” to be used in in-service trainings on child health and revised with the feedback from the participators in pilot trainings on “Child-Friendly Tourism”.