District level Interface meeting on ICPS
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, February 26, 2013
‘A child in danger is a child that cannot wait,’ said Kofi Annan, and no truer statement could have been made in recent times where the level of development of a society, community or nation can be gauged by the extent of the protective environment in place for the child in need of care and protection. Recent incidents of child rape, sexual abuse and killing of young children brings to the forefront the need to strengthen the protective environment in which children and women of the country not only feel safe and secure but are also able to contribute to the well-being of society up to their maximum potential.
India is a signatory to the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child and has been making efforts to have in place a protective environment to ensure the children of the country the basic rights envisaged under this convention including that of their safety and survival. Child protection is being viewed as a high priority thrust area and the Ministry of Women and Child Development has initiated a number of measures which include combining the existing child protection scheme under one integrated scheme tiled “Integrated Child Protection Scheme”. The proposed scheme aims to provide for care and protection of all the “children in conflict with law” and “children in need of care and protection” by setting up State and District Child Protection Units which will in turn, work for effective implementation of child protection programmes and policies in their areas of jurisdiction. It would also involve steps to strengthen families and prevent them from breaking up by providing for an effective support mechanism.
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000 was presented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 30th Dec. 2000 in the Parliament and received approval. By this the old Act of 1986 is replaced by the 2000 Act.JJ Act 2000 came into force from April 2001. Central Government formed Rules to JJ Act in June 2001. The State Governments were expected to form State Rules. In this connection we are organizing a one day orientation cum workshop for newly nominated members of District level child protection unit, block level child protection committee and gram Panchayat child protection committee.
Date : February 26, 2013
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