SOP for Street Children

SOP for Street Children
This is a first policy document of its kind that elaborates specifically the process of care, protection, and restoration of street connected children.  This document was formulated by Save the Children and was adopted by The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to approach and resolve the problem of children living in street situation in India. The SOP defines how to approach the problem, and has specific steps & milestones. The aim is to ensure drastic improvement in the situation of street children in India. You can read the SOP here.

This SOP has been accepted and adopted by three states of India so far: DELHI, MAHARASHTRA and UTTAR PARDESH.

DELHI launch: The SOP launch in Delhi was done by Minister of Women and Child Development, Ms. Maneka Gandhi along with the presence of Dia Mirza, our Artist Ambassador.

MAHARASHTRA launch: The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in collaboration with Save the Children had launched this in presence of Hon’ble Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of Maharashtra, Smt. Pankaja Munde along with Dia Mirza, our Artist Ambassador.

UTTAR PARDESH launch: The SOP in UP was launched by Prof. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Hon'ble Minister of Women and Child Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh. She pledged implementation of our 'Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in the state of UP, with a view to improve the lives of children living in street situation.

Other than the SOP, we have also launched two research reports on street children: LIFE ON THE STREET: ‘Situation Analysis of Street Children in 5 Cities of India’ (Hyderabad, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow and Mughalsarai) and ‘Policy Mapping Study on Street Children’. These reports were released by Stuti Narain Kacker, Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
Read the report here: https://www.savethechildren.in/sci-in/media/PDFs/LIFE-ON-THE-STREET-(Final)-Rev-4.pdf

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