Aangan Trust promotes safe communities for children, building up child protection mechanisms in its working areas. In the fight against modern slavery, Aangan Trust strengthens the capabilities of communities and government agencies in giving help for recovery and reintegration to children who have been rescued or who have escaped from situations of violence and exploitation.
Aangan Trust aims to change the ways that police and child protection systems engage with children and communities, with the overall goal of reducing child trafficking, early marriage and child labour. Aangan will design a new child safety-oriented police model to demonstrate how proactive action by police can prevent these issues. The project seeks to provide evidence of a model that works and can be replicated and adopted across Rajasthan and beyond, transforming how police anticipate and respond to children’s needs. Children’s voices will be brought to the centre of policing and child protection through the formation of child safety groups, and collaboration between the police and a range of government stakeholders will improve mechanisms that keep children safe. Aangan Trust will also deliver outreach and training activities, work with local police officials to implement a reporting system to track responsiveness to child protection issues and collect data throughout the project lifecycle to track progress and changes in perceptions.