Who We Are

The National Council for Children (NCC), established in 1980, is a non-profitable government organisation with the mandate to promote and safeguard the welfare and rights of the children of Seychelles as laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which has been ratified by the Government of Seychelles. NCC is politically independent and sits under the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports. The Council’s day to day work is undertaken by the secretariat of NCC which currently consists of 16 employees working at the main office and 31 employees working at the President’s Village.

One of the primary functions of NCC is to advise the government and professionals working with children on matters relating to children and their families and ensure they take into consideration the rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It actively protects children through the provision of a well- established and highly valued Psychological and Counselling therapeutic service and the provision of training on parenting and the rights of the child.

In September 2018, the President’s Village, a residential Children Care Home, was transferred from the Children’s Foundation to NCC. The President’s Village provides a place of sanctuary for children who have suffered neglect or other type of abuse or who have lost their parents.