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District and Division Child Protection Services

National Child Protection Authority has it’s district and divisional presence throughout the country.  District Child Protection Officers (DCPO), District Psychosocial Officers (DPSO) is assigned to each district secretariats and Divisional Child Protection Officers (Div.CPO) are assigned to each divisional secretariat. They are performing duties assigned with the close supervision of National Child Protection Authority Head Office.

 

Services

  1. Leading & Coordinating, Monitoring & Following up all activities related to child protection within the district.
  2. Investigating child abuse cases directed from National Child Protection Authority through coordinating divisional child protection officers and providing progress reports.
  3. Accepting Child Abuse related complains, acting upon, directing complains to relevant institutes, exchange information, coordinating, monitoring, regulating & following up.
  4. Intervening the process of protecting the rights of children.
  5. Monitoring, regulating and following up court cases happening within the district.
  6. Conducting programmes, awareness, training & programs for children, Youths, Adults, officers & Professionals with various communities joining government / non-government organizations in order to protect children from every type of abuse.
  7. Participating, regulating, monitoring & following up case conferences of child abuses & providing long term and short term intervention in protecting children.
  8. Operating, functioning, monitoring, regulating and following up on School Child Protection Committees (SCPC) and School Media Clubs (SMC) .
  9. Conducting researches on child abuses and trends.
  10. Conducting Child Protection awareness programs  within the district as a resource person.
  11. Updating & maintaining database related to children within the district and supporting to maintain national database on child protection.
  12. Analyzing details of children within the district, identifying issues based on analysis, designing programs, take necessary action to minimize those issues joining with  divisional level officers.
  13. Represent as a government witness when required.
  14. Monitoring & coordinating the duties of divisional child protection officers within the district.
  15. Monitoring, standardizing, regulating and following Up Child Development Centers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Development Centers.
  16. Implementing the power vested with National Child Protection Authority act no 50 of 1998. 

  1. Giving leadership, regulating, monitoring & following up for all the psychosocial needs arising related to child protection with the district.
  2. Investigating complains reported to the National Child Protection Authority Head Office, accepting complains on child protection in district level, act upon the complains received, psychosocial intervention, Case study evaluation, directing to relevant parties, share the report with head officer after monitoring, regulating & following up.
  3. Coordinating relevant institutes  for long term & short term intervention on behalf of victimized children/ Intervene to protect their rights/ Since the first report of every complain directs to Chairman of NCPA, District Psychosocial officers will be receiving the complains to act upon. Conducting “Sithsaviya Programme and coordinating institutes such as  Health sector, Education sector, Social Services, Counseling & Labor (Department of Probation, Police, Legal Aid Commission / Psychology doctors, Forensic doctors) during legal process for Counseling, Therapy & psychosocial treatments, to minimize the risk of repetition of abuse & victimization, Following up &  report the progress.
  4. Conducting Psychosocial Programs to avoid child protection / minimize / assure the child Protection.
  5. Conducting community based awareness, trainings & programs, conducting psychosocial programs combined with School Child Protection Committees (SCPC), School Media Clubs (SMC), organizing seminars and delivering trainings for villages, youth clubs, civil societies, teachers, students, officers & counseling teachers.
  6. Delivering technical support on Child counseling, behavior controlling, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Law & Law enforcements.
  7. Contributing as resource persons for training programs & psychosocial awareness programs which are being organized by other district level government &non government institutes.
  8. Collecting information of vulnerable and victimize children within the district, Updating information about children & families who are at risk and providing necessary counseling & Psychosocial protection to avoid them to be re-victimized.
  9. Identify prevailing issues within the district & conducting researches based on the data available, identify new trends of child abuse, provide root causes / research problems for national level researches and design programs to minimize issues.
  10. Monitoring & providing protection to children in Day care centers / Child development centers / Children receiving centers and Early childhood development centers & contributing for the psychosocial development of these institutes & continues following up.
  11. Intervening to enrich psychosocial status of children during disaster situations.
  12. Organizing psychosocial development programs, entertainment programs, leadership trainings, personality development programs, teachers for life skills development & sport promotions.
  13. Coordinating & monitoring psychosocial related duties which are under the scope of Divisional Child Protection Officers work within the district & assist to provide psychosocial interventions & protect their rights which have identified by divisional Child Protection Officers.
  14. Representing as a government witness for investigations happening in Court, Department of Labour or other.
  15. Implementing the power vested with National Child Protection Authority act no. 50 of 1998.

 

 

  1. Leading & Coordinating all activities related to child protection within the division, Monitoring & Following up.
  2. Investigating child abuse cases which are forwarded by 1929 Child Helpline or District Secretariat and providing progress reports to National Child Protection Authority head office.
  3. Accepting, forwarding complains to relevant institutes, coordinating with institutes, investigating, and necessary interventions. Obtain advices from District Child Protection Officer & District Psychosocial Officer when required.
  4. Intervening the process of protecting the rights of children within the division.
  5. Monitoring, regulating and following up court cases happening within the division.
  6. Updating & Maintaining database related to children within the assigned division.
  7. Conducting divisional level researches based on the data available, Identifying issues & new trends in child abuse, take appropriate action to minimize issues.
  8. Conducting awareness programs for various communities within the division in order to assure protection of children.
  9. Contributing as a resource person for Child Protection Awareness programs organized by government & non-government institutes within the division.
  10. Coordinating relevant institutes & make necessary interventions to protect children who are affected by conflicts and disasters.
  11. Monitoring, standardizing, regulating and following up Child Development Centers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Development Centers within the division.
  12. Implementing the power vested with National Child Protection Authority act no. 50 of 1998.