Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)
The Objectives of this scheme are summarised as below:
- To institutionalize essential services and strengthen structures for emergency outreach, institutional care, family and community based care, counselling and support services at the national, regional, state and district levels;
- To enhance capacities at all levels, of all functionaries including, administrators and service providers, members of allied systems including, local bodies, police, judiciary and other concerned departments of State Governments to undertake responsibilities under the ICPS;
- To create database and knowledge base for child protection services, including MIS and child tracking system in the country for effective implementation and monitoring of child protection services;
- Undertake research and documentation;
- To strengthen child protection at family and community level, create and promote preventive measures to protect children from situations of vulnerability, risk and abuse;
- To ensure appropriate inter-sectoral response at all levels, coordinate and network with all allied systems;
- To raise public awareness, educate public on child rights and protection on situation and vulnerabilities of children and families, on available child protection services, schemes and structures at all levels
The benefits of this scheme are summarised as below:
ICPS brings several existing child protection programs under one umbrella and initiates new interventions with focus on:
- Mapping needs and services for children and families at risk;
- Preparing child protection plans at district and state levels; the plan would be gradually extended to block and community levels;
- Strengthening service delivery mechanisms and programs including preventive, statutory, care and rehabilitation services;
- Improving access to and quality of services provided;
- Promoting and strengthening non-institutional family based care options for children deprived of parental care, including sponsorship to vulnerable families, kinship-care, in-country adoption, foster care and inter-country adoption, in order of preference;
- Developing capacity of service providers;
- Strengthening knowledge base, awareness and advocacy;
- Establishing an integrated, live, web based data base (on children in difficult circumstance, children in care, service providers and services provided), for evidence based monitoring and evaluation and service planning decision making;
- Monitoring and evaluation;
- Building partnerships and alliances for child protection at all levels, particularly at the grass-root community and district levels.
- Strengthening linkages with other bodies and institutions such as the National/State Human Rights Commissions and National/State Commissions for Protection of Rights of the Child, etc.
- Details of the exclusive service delivery structures provided for under ICPS may be seen in the subsequent chapters.
How To Apply
Central Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.
Date of Launch
Information is not available
Child Protection & Welfare
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