CPI resolves 258 cases of child protection

Report by Myra Imran
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Islamabad: Child Protection Institute (CPI), Ministry of Human Rights, has dealt with 260 cases of child protection since its inauguration in June 2021, says the data released by CPI. Among the total number, 243 were boys and 17 were girls. Out of the total number of cases, 125 cases were of beggary, 56 of child labour, 30 of garbage pickers, 15 cases of drug abuse, 9 of sexual abuse and 20 cases were of neglect.

Established under Child Protection Act 2018, the Child Protection Institute was inaugurated on June 10, 2021. The Institute is dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being, and rights of children in distress. With a team of experienced professionals, the institute provides a range of services such as shelter, rehabilitation, counselling, and family reunification etc. aimed at protecting and supporting children facing challenging circumstances.

First inaugurated in Hummak and later transferred to H-9, the Institute has recently been moved to the central location of G-6. The new facility, situated in the heart of the city, is now fully functional and offers a centralized location with essential services, such as hospitals and police stations, within a 2-kilometer radius, as per international standards.

Acknowledgement: Published by Daily The News on April 25, 2024

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