Role of Counselling Programme on Rehabilitation of Vulnerable Children in Charitable Children’s Homes in Trans Nzoia County
Keywords:Rehabilitation, Vulnerable, Charitable Children’s Homes.
Child protection meant care for the homeless, neglected, dependent and children in danger of being delinquents which also saw the rise of social work. The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of counseling programme on rehabilitation of vulnerable children in charitable children’s homes in Trans Nzoia County. This study adopted a descriptive research design. The target population of the study was 1000 individuals comprising of children, teachers/caregivers, managers, social workers and children officers. Random sampling, Purposive sampling and Census sampling techniques were used to select a sample to represent the study population from children, managers, caregivers/teachers and social workers respectively. Questionnaires and interview schedule were used to collect primary data. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were applied to process and analyze data collected from the field. In analyzing quantitative data, the data was first be screened and arranged in a systematic manner by the aid of SPSS programme version 22.0. Qualitative data was organized in themes and triangulated respectively with the corresponding question in quantitative data. The findings observed that majority of the children in the homes receives counseling service at the homes. The study also indicated that majority of the children have access to the counselors/social workers.
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