From 29 Ministers to 1 Minister of Child

BAoP vzw

The Belgian Association of Pediatrics (BAoP) has recommended consolidating the responsibilities of 29 separate ministers into a single Minister of Child Affairs in Belgium. This recommendation stems from the need for a more unified and coherent approach to addressing children's issues, which currently fall under multiple jurisdictions and often result in fragmented and inefficient policies. The BAoP argues that a dedicated minister would ensure more consistent and effective oversight of child welfare, education, health, and protection services. By streamlining these responsibilities, Belgium can better coordinate efforts, implement comprehensive child-centered policies, and ultimately improve outcomes for children across the country. This move is seen as crucial for providing a focused and holistic approach to child welfare, ensuring that children's needs are met more effectively and promptly.