SCPS is the State level structure under ICPS. Established in 2010, it was run by the government officials till 2012. Most of the contractual staff joined in January, 2013 and SCPS became fully functional after that.
SCPS is headed by Dr. ShashiPanja, the Minister-in-Charge, WCD&SW and run by the Executive Committee and the Governing Body.
Ms. RoshniSen, Secretary, WCD & SW is the Executive Chairperson .
Senior officials of Allied /Line Departments, NGOs, Experts are members of SCPS Governing body and Executive Committee.
As mandated in ICPS Guidelines, SCPS is responsible for implementation of ICPS and other child protection policies and programmes at the State level. It ensures setting up and functioning of Structures and Statutory Bodies. Child Welfare Committees (CWC) and Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) are functional in all districts and SCPS is monitoring their functioning through monthly and quarterly progress reports. SCPS monitors all programmes, institutions/agencies housing children in the State.
Under institutional care, Child Care Institutes (CCIs) are being registered by SCPS. At present, 19 Government run CCIs and 35 NGO run CCIs are functional in the State. More CCIs are applying for registration and the process is regulated by SCPS.
ICPS is being implemented in the 20 districts through the District Child Protection Units (DCPU). Annual Project Implementation Plan (APIP) is drawn up by SCPS on the basis of PIPs received from the DCPUs. The APIP is then placed before the Project Sanctioning Committee (PSC) for approval. After PSC approval, the plan is approved by the Executive Committee and the Governing Body. The APIP which includes the budget is then placed before the Project Advisory Board (PAB) under MWCD for sanction.
SCPS co-ordinates and supervises all training and capacity building programmes in the State. In the last three Financial Years, SCPS has organized workshops and training programmes for CWCs, members of JJBs, CCIs, DCPOs, and other staff of DCPUs. These programmes were organized in collaboration with Unicef, Save the Children and other reputed NGO partners.
Under non- institutional care, domestic and inter-country adoption is being regulated by State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA), West Bengal under supervision of Central Adoption Resource Authority. As per ICPS guidelines, Sponsorship and Foster Care Approval Committees (SFCAC) have been formed in the districts. Rehabilitative Sponsorship scheme has rolled out in the districts. The Model Foster Care Guidelines have been circulated in the districts and the Foster Care programme will soon be initiated by SCPS.
Convergent efforts are being made to prevent child trafficking under the leadership of Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare and Directorate of Child Rights and Trafficking
Govt. of West Bengal
Address : Shaishali, Directorrate of Child Right and Trafficking,
Sector-1, Salt lake City, DF Block,
Kolkata, State:West engal,
Pin Code : 700064
Phone No : 033-23595757
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