Capacity Building Training for the newly appointed District Child Protection Officers (DCPOs)
July 25, 2023
Centre for Child & the Law (CCL), NLSIU, Bengaluru, in collaboration with Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), Karnataka organized a Capacity Building Training for the newly appointed District Child Protection Officers (DCPOs) across all 31 districts in Karnataka on 25th and 26th of July 2023.
Over the two days, several experts in the field of child rights facilitated the sessions such as Rights of children against violations by Mr. Vasudeva Sharma (Executive Director, Child Rights Trust); Overview of the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2015 by Dr. Kalpana Purushothaman (Member, Juvenile Justice Board-Bengaluru, Urban); Overview of Mission Vatsalya by Mr. Raghavendra Bhat (Regional Coordinator, Government of Karnataka- UNICEF Child Protection Project) and a session on Adoption by Ms. Sindhu Naik (Member of Adoption Scrutiny, Karnataka State Council for Child Welfare).
The training was designed to equip the newly appointed DCPOs with a comprehensive understanding of child protection issues, relevant laws and effective strategies in safeguarding children’s rights. The collaboration between CCL and ICPS ensured a well-rounded and informative training program to strengthen child protection efforts in the state.