Social Justice, Empowerment & Welfare Department, South Sikkim
 
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
































































 


CHILD PROTECTION MECHANISM


Monitoring at State level:  The State Principal Secretary/Secretary, Women and Child Development supervise implementation of ICPS with the help of the State Child Protection Committee (SCPC). Such a Committee under the Chairpersonship of the State Principal Secretary/Secretary shall include members from the concerned government departments like health, education, labour, housing, judiciary, home, railways and members of the local bodies like PRIs, ULBs, voluntary organizations and members of the civil society. The SCPC shall monitor the implementation of ICPS on the basis of the state specific indicators, which have been developed. The Chief Secretary of the concerned State/UT shall conduct an annual review of the implementation of the ICPS at State level. 

Monitoring at District level: The Chairperson Zila Parishad and District Magistrate, assisted by District Child Protection Committee (DCPC), supervise the activities of the DCPU as well as the overall implementation of ICPS. Such a Committee under the Chairpersonship and Co-chairpersonship of the Chairperson Zila Parishad and District Magistrate respectively shall include members from the allied government departments like health, education, labour, housing, judiciary, home, railways; members of local bodies like PRIs, ULBs; and members of voluntary organizations and civil society. The DCPC shall monitor the implementation of ICPS on the basis of district-specific indicators, which are to be developed in the process of implementation of the scheme.

 Block Level Child Protection Committee: Every Block (ward in a city) shall have a Child Protection Committee under the Chairpersonship of the block/ward level elected representative (Head of the Block Committee) with the Block Development Officers (BDOs) as the Member Secretary to recommend and monitor the implementation of child protection services at block level. The committee could include a member of the DCPU, one ICDS functionary, representatives of education and health departments, Chairpersons of the Village Level Child Protection Committees as well as respected community members and civil society representatives. 

Village Level Child Protection Committee: Every village shall have a Child Protection Committee under the Chairpersonship of the village level elected representative (Head of the Gram Panchayat) to recommend and monitor the implementation of child protection services at the village level. The committee shall include two child representatives, a member of the DCPU, Anganwadi workers, school teachers, auxiliary nurse midwives, as well as respected village members and civil society representatives. 

i)  The monitoring Committees at State, District, Block and Village level, will monitor the following aspects of the Scheme in their respective areas of responsibility:   
System set-up and infrastructure:
The objective is to provide information on the network of child protection service providers, both statutory as well as care and rehabilitation services. All information pertaining to the child protection service delivery structures including institutions, JJBs, CWCs, SJPUs, Advisory Boards, Selection Committees, DCPC, etc. in a district shall be recorded in the DCPU data base (including DCPU itself). The information shall include name and type of the institution, address, legal status, responsible person, details on physical space (facility) and equipment, license status, staff (number and by education, qualification/job assignment and gender), budget (by sources of financing and expenditure categories), type of services provided, beneficiaries, etc. This will enable accurate information on the network of institutions, services provided, human resources, financial resources and beneficiaries. 

ii) Demand for services (demographic and socio-economic situations)    
Regularly updated data on children in care and on children and families assessed as vulnerable to issues that would require child protection services. 

iii) Service delivery
The objective is to provide accurate information on target groups, as well as on services provided. For each child in care (or a child receiving any type of services) detailed information, including individual care plan (whenever applicable) will be kept by the service provider; this information will be filed with the DCPU and regularly updated. The child’s file should include information on her/his identity, birth, parents and close relatives, address, education status, case/situation description, case history, evaluation/assessment, decision made by CWC/JJB and services provided. 
 
iv)  System performance: results
The States/UTs will develop a set of measurable child protection indicators. For example, a 50% increase in in-country adoption is such an indicator. Further system performance indicators relating to the quality of services will be developed, through a consultative process, during the process of implementation of the scheme
Using the above information, Districts, States and the Central Government will have accurate and updated information on situation of children, demand for and supply of child protection services and the child protection system performance. 

AUDIT
Audit shall be done as per Comptroller & Auditor General of India norms and it will be followed both at the Central and State/UT levels.

EVALUATION
The ICPS is a continuing scheme from the XI Plan and a mid-term evaluation of the scheme shall be conducted before the end of the XII Plan period to evaluate its effectiveness and suggest course correction. The MWCD will have this evaluation conducted by an independent third agency.