Div Com reviews implementation of ICPS
Calls for regular monitoring of child protection homes
JAMMU, Aug 30: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today emphasized on regular monitoring of child protection homes, while asking deputy commissioners to provide land for development of these facilities in the districts which lack this facility.
Chairing a meeting attended by deputy commissioners of Jammu division and other concerned officers, the Div Com stressed on effective implementation of Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), which guarantees dignified and safe future for the children in distress.
Most of the Deputy Commissioners attended the meeting through video conference, while senior functionaries of Social welfare, Police, health and education department of Jammu were personally present.
The Div Com directed DCs to conduct regular inspection of child protection homes in their respective districts and ensure proper care of inmates. He asked for providing land to concerned department for development of child care homes in the districts which lack the facility. He directed health department authorities to conduct monthly medical examination of the children in these homes. The Social welfare department was directed to share the list of employees deployed in these homes and their performance report to DC office on regular basis.
Calling for creating mass awareness about the protection of children in distress, the Div Com asked the concerned to organize awareness camps and involve civil society in the cause. He asked the education department to ensure that the children get proper education. He further asked for imparting skill trainings to children above 14 years.
Giving an overview of the scheme, the Mission Director, ICPS G.A. Sofi informed about the rules of Juvenile justice. He said the law relates to children in conflict with law and those in need of care and protection.
He said the ICP Scheme which is part of Juvenile justice system, caters to the basic needs of such children through proper care, protection, development, treatment and social re-integration. He asked the district officers to adopt child-friendly approach to ensure proper care of these children.
Meanwhile, the DCs and social welfare officers of Jammu division apprised Div Com about the existing child protection homes and facilities being provided to the inmates.