National psychosocial support guidelines for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya

The National Psychosocial Support (NPSS) Guidelines for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), developed by Kenya's Ministry of Labour Social Security and Services Department of Children Services, intends to fill the gaps identified during the implementation of Minimum Service Standards for Quality Improvement of OVC Programmes. The guidelines aim to standardize and operationalize psychosocial support services in the country. This was out of the realization that different service providers had different definitions and knowledge of PSS leading to provision of services according to their own understanding.