所属 広島修道大学 国際コミュニティ学部 職種 教授
|"The Policy Network for Operating Child Helplines in a Japanese City"
|This study examines a policy network among providers of helpline services for children and young people in Hiroshima City, Japan. Hiroshima City is one of the large cities with high percentages of children and young people. Accordingly, Hiroshima City is inclined to face problems concerning children. This study discusses the situation of the policy network among providers of child helpline services in Hiroshima City. Documents, reports, and newspaper articles were employed for the research. This study concludes that Hiroshima Childline, a private organization specializing in operating a helpline for children and young people, does not tend to form sufficient connections with the city government. Furthermore, it concludes that while Hiroshima Childline cooperates with another private organization managing a child helpline in protecting and furthering children's rights, cooperative relationships between the two organizations were not ascertained in the operation of their helplines.