DEFISIT KEPERLUAN DALAM KALANGAN KANAK-KANAK LELAKI YANG BERADA DI DALAM INSTITUSI JAGAAN GANTIAN AWAM
Children are a vulnerable social group in our society. If the family is unable to take responsibility for the needs of the child, the government will take over the responsibility. The Social Welfare Department is responsible for providing care for neglected children. This paper tells experiences of nine boys who are under the care of one of the public foster care homes in Malacca on their needs deficit. The findings show that the boys have a deficit of needs in terms of academic, emotional, spiritual and access to telecommunications facilities. All of those needs are essential to enable them to live well. The study then proposed an intervention plan to improve and preserve the welfare of children in the institution, in particular public intitusion care for neglected boys.