In response to a series of incidents of violence and abuse of kindergarten children at childcare facilities nationwide, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and others have launched a nationwide survey to understand the actual situation of inappropriate childcare and the response status of local governments.

In an abuse case that was discovered at a licensed nursery school in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, it has been pointed out that the nursery school and the city were late in responding because they did not report to the prefecture or publicize the incident for about three months.

In addition, violence and abuse have been revealed one after another at childcare facilities nationwide, and on the 27th, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and others sent questionnaires to local governments and childcare facilities nationwide, and began a nationwide survey on inappropriate childcare. rice field.

The survey covers the period from April to December this year, and in addition to the number of cases where inappropriate childcare was confirmed for childcare facilities and the number of consultations with local governments, inappropriate childcare was conducted at training and staff meetings. I'm asking if you're doing anything to prevent it.

In addition, for local governments, whether or not they provided advice or guidance to daycare centers where inappropriate childcare was confirmed, guidelines for preventing inappropriate childcare, and judgment guidelines for publicizing cases. I am asking about whether the

The response deadline is February 3 next year, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and others will carefully examine the responses and continue to develop an environment that can prevent inappropriate childcare.