The Centre for Child Protection (CCP) at Sardar Patel University of Police aims to build the capacity of a range of stakeholders, including government bodies, to effectively monitor and respond to child protection issues.
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With this grant, CCP’s goal is to promote child protection knowledge and skills among government functionaries and other stakeholders to improve living conditions of children across Bihar. It plans to address gaps in knowledge, skills and capacity of critical stakeholders involved in the rescue and care of children. These will include: government/police officers, railway police, Labour Department officials, the Judiciary, prosecutors, child care institution managers and CWC members. In collaboration with other Freedom Fund partners, CCP will prepare and conduct a number of trainings for stakeholders. CCP will also help to develop a child-friendly environment when dealing with rescued children by supporting the upgrade of shelters and strengthening the functioning of a one-stop-crisis centre. Moreover, due to limited progress in legal cases, legal deterrence for traffickers is limited. Prosecutions will be strengthened through CCP’s capacity building trainings, as well as a number of resource materials to be produced.