THE PRIME MINISTER

Decision No.  647/QD-TTg dated April 26, 2013 of the Prime Minister approving the Scheme on caring helpless orphans, neglected children, HIV/AIDS infected children, victims of chemical toxic, serious disable children and children that are affected by natural disasters and community-based disasters in 2013-2020
Pursuant to the Law on Government organization dated December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the Decision No. 1555/QD-TTg dated October 17, 2012 of the Prime Minister, on approving the national action program for children in the 2012-2020 period;   
At the proposal of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs,
DECIDES:
Article 1. To approve the scheme on caring helpless orphans, neglected children, HIV-AIDS-infected children and children being victim of chemical toxic, serious disable children and children influenced by natural disasters, other community-based disasters in the 2013-2020 period (hereinafter called Scheme on caring children with special difficult community-based circumstance in the 2013-2020 period) with primary contents as follows:
I. SCHEME’S OBJECTIVES
1. General objectives:
Mobilizing the participation of society, especially families and community in caring and providing assistances for children with special difficulty circumstance to stabilize life, have opportunity for realization of children's rights and integrate into the community in accordance with law; developing the caring modalities for children with special difficult circumstance that rely on assistance of community; gradually narrowing the living gap between children with special difficult circumstance with normal children in their residence.
2. Specific objectives by 2020:
a. 95% of children with special difficult circumstance shall receive the assistance and be provided suitable social services.
b. To develop modalities of receipt for the defined-term nurturing with respect to children with special difficult circumstance; the semi-boarding caring for seriously-disable children, children being victim of chemical toxic, HIV/AIDS-infected children. 
c. To improve the quality of caring, providing assistance with respect to children with special difficult circumstance at social relief establishments, social houses and community.
II. SCHEME’S OPERATIONAL CONTENTS
1. To formulate policies and laws on mobilization of participation of community in caring and assisting children with special difficult circumstance.
2. To implement the pilot modalities of which families and individuals receiving for nurturing children with special difficult circumstance; provision of vocational training in association with creating jobs for children with special difficult circumstance and several other assistance modalities. 
3. To improve the material facilities and equipment for social relief establishments and social houses to be eligible for caring children with special difficult circumstance; formulating modality of temporary shelters for receiving and nurturing children influenced by natural disasters, other disasters in some localities.
4. To set up the database and information system of social relief for children with special difficult circumstance.
III. SCHEME’S SOLUTIONS
1. To perform communication activities to raise awareness and responsibility of community in caring and assisting children with special difficult circumstance.
2. To strengthen examination, supervision and evaluation in execution of policies and laws on caring and assisting children with special difficult circumstance.
3. To step up the science studies in areas of prevention, detecting, early intervention and caring for children with special difficult circumstance that rely on community.
4. To strengthen the cooperation with foreign organizations, individuals in technical, experience and resource supports to care for children with special difficult circumstance that rely on community.