The New Guidebook to Address the Needs of Street Children
The second version of the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for children living in the street situation in India was launched last month almost 3 years after the release of the first version. Developed by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Save the Children, this framework serves as a comprehensive guidebook for addressing myriad needs of street-connected children. SOP 2.0 makes pertinent recommendations when it comes to using existing legal frameworks and social welfare schemes for improving the lives of children living on the streets across India. This milestone document is a guidebook for various stakeholders when it came to addressing the unique needs of street-connected children.