The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) recently organized a five-phased series of webinars with all districts of Assam to take stock of the functioning of the Child Protection Mechanism as a whole.
Webinars were attended by duty bearers of child protection namely — Special Juvenile Police Unit, District Child Protection Unit, CHILDLINE, Child Welfare Committee, Juvenile Justice Board, Assistant Labour Commissioner/ District Labour Officer, and District Social Welfare Officer.
Dr. Sunita Changkakati, Chairperson of ASCPCR shared her concern towards children’s safety during the pandemic situation. She informed the duty bearers that lockdown should not prevent anyone from performing their duties towards child rights protection.
Dr Pilu Hazarika, Member, ASCPCR, and also one of the Key Moderator and facilitator of these webinars took a status report of all CWC, JJB, DCPU, and SJPU about the nature of cases dealt, how sittings are conducted for the production of children in need of care and protection.