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CHILD WELFARE & PCCWD

INTRODUCTION

As a provincial counter part of National Commission for Child Welfare & Development (NCCWD), Provincial Commission for Child Welfare and Development (PCCWD) is functioning as a unit of Social Welfare Department, Government of Sindh.

It is working in collaboration with government departments, Unicef and NGOs working for child welfare & protection. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Working with line departments and NGO’s in promoting child welfare activities & to establish coordination for effective functioning.
  • To over see all types of child abuse cases and suggest remedial measures.
  • Organize workshops, seminars & trainings for the promotion, propagation and awareness of the child rights.
  • To strengthen the associations working for the welfare and development of children in the province of sindh.

BRIEF OF ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMS IN SINDH

 COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP 

In all types of activities, PCCWD present child protection policy which is according to Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) promotes the achievement of diversified partnership and cooperation with the governmental and non-governmental organizations. 

 “ACHHAY DOST” FM RADIO PROGRAM 

Achhay Dost” FM Radio Program had on air in order to create awareness among the children and general masses.

   REVIEW OF VAGRANCY ACT & POLICE ORDER                  

Provincial Commission for Child Welfare and Development- Social Welfare Department with the collaboration of Unicef has reviewed the Vagrancy Act & Police Order 2002 which help to identify the gaps and in consistencies with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Propose amendments in the law which is in the best interest of the children. 

REHABILITATION PLAN FOR CHILDREN INVOLVED IN CAMEL RACING (CICR)    Social Welfare

Provincial Commission for Child Welfare and Development-Social Welfare Department established the endowment fund with the collaboration of UNICEF (UAE Government Funded) to provide the conditional cash grant to the children involved in camel racing (CICR) who are returned after 1st March 2005 and now permanently residing in Sindh. The cheques have been given to the children by the Honourable Minister for Social Welfare, Mrs.Nargis N.D.Khan.  

CHILD PROTECTION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (CPMIS) 

It is a comprehensive provincial monitoring system child protection, manage an information database and under taken relevant research. 

CPMIS is striving to collaborate with the relevant ministries / departments, provincial governments & civil society organizations and UNICEF on the following thematic areas.

·         Juvenile Justice

·         Violence Against Children

·         Sexual Exploitation

·         Family & Alternative Care

·         Child Trafficking 

 ESTABLISHMENT OF CHILD PROTECTION UNIT (CPU)         

The establishment of the CPU is part of the mechanism intended to strengthen the gate- keeping function at the local level by introducing a single point of contact for families and children who need support.         

Child protection unit will be established by the Social Welfare Department- Provincial Commission for Child Welfare and Development- Government of Sindh with the collaboration of the Police, Judiciary, UNICEF, concerned Government Departments and the partner organizations initially at Saddar Town- Karachi.

 ADVOCACY FOR SINDH CHILD PROTECTION AUTHORITY BILL 2005  

Child protection Authority Bill 2005 was drafted in consultation with various stakeholders and was sent to the Honourable Chief Minister for approval and now it is under process.  

TRAINING FOR THE GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS ON CHILD RIGHTS AND JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

The purpose of these trainings is to educate and create awareness so that procedures in dealing with minors in conflict with law according to the juvenile justice system ordinance are being followed.

RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHILDREN HELP LINE

Provincial Commission for Child Welfare and Development- Social Welfare Department- Government of Sindh had operational zed the children help line in 2007 but unfortunately the fire engulfed in the office of the PCCWD and everything was destroyed. Now it is going to be restart very soon.

[CHILD PROTECTION ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS IN SINDH]  

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