The Central Child Protection Commission (NCPCR) has developed a new standard operating procedure for the care and protection of destitute children. The aim is to provide better protection facilities and shelter for street children so that no child is left without their family.
The NCPCR has formulated the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in collaboration with the railways and the NGO Save the Children. Under this, Save the Children mapped around two lakh children in six states including UP, Delhi, Maharashtra, and West Bengal.
Apart from this, the NGO assessed all the welfare schemes being run for the children including protection, education, health, water, sanitation, and urban development. According to NCPCR, SOP has been adopted for the care and protection of street children. It showed that his family is the most capable of taking better care of the child. In such a situation, the emphasis of the Commission is on the protection of the family, so that children can get a good environment.
Priyank Kanungo, president of NCPCR, said that these children be kept under the protection of families. The biggest challenge is to connect the destitute children to the SOP program and strengthen their families. SOP 2.0 addresses both issues.