The National Child Protection Authority is established under the provisions of The National Child Protection Authority Act No. 50 of 1998.
The Tsunami (Special Provisions) Act No.16 of 2006 and the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act No.34 of 2005 provide special recognition to the NCPA in its operation.
NCPA promotes the Best interest of the child provisions in the ICCPR Act No. 56 of 2007 for ensuring protection for children.