Child protection campaign reaches Bhandari
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 13
THE District Child Protection unit of Wokha district, under the department of Social Welfare held a training programme for community leaders. The workshop focused on child rights and the Integrated Child Protection Scheme in Bhandari under Wokha district, on November 8 in Bhandari town hall. Members of the district administration, the police, village councils, Anganwadi workers, village leaders, woman organizations and students’ organizations among others, attended the event.
The resource persons who imparted the training were Chief Judicial Magistrate and Chairman Juvenile Justice Board of Wokha Phuleto Sema and Probation Officer of Wokha Neinguvotuo Krose. They delivered discourses on the topic child right and Integrated Child protection Scheme and their components.
The resource persons highlighted that objective of organizing the said training is to raise public awareness about the reality of child rights situation and protection in India. In India, Integrated Child Protection Scheme is contributing to the improvement and well being of children in difficult circumstances. The scheme is also leading to reduction of vulnerabilities to situations and actions that lead to abuse, neglect, exploitation, abandonment and separation of children from parents, the resource persons said.
The training also highlighted about the crucial role of Juvenile Justice Board and Child Welfare Committee in the entire rehabilitation process of children.
The target groups of ICPS is children in conflict with law, missing and found children, orphaned abandoned destitute children, differently able children, children from families at risk, engaged in substance abuse, HIV/AIDS infected/affected children, affected by conflict and disaster, street children, working children, trafficked children and abused children.
Effort should be made to promote non-institutional support service such as adoption, foster care and sponsorship for the child as per their need and availability.
Networking with nongovernmental organizations is important in this area, the resource persons said. By seeking their support, the services to the children can be promoted, they said.