NIPCCD organized a Refresher Training Programme on Mission Vatsalya

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NIPCCD organized a Refresher Training Programme on Mission Vatsalya from 29- 31 May, 2023 at NIPCCD Regional Centre, Mohali. 33 participants attended the training Programme. 

The programme involved discussions on the following themes: 

  • Improve functioning of statutory bodies

  • Strengthen service delivery services 

  • Upscale Institutional care/ services Encourage non-intuitional community based care 

  • Training and Capacity building of duty holders

About Mission Vatsalya

  • It promotes family-based non-institutional care of children in difficult situations based on the 'principle of institutionalization of children' as a last resort.

  • Before the year 2009, three schemes were implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for children in need of protection -

1. Juvenile justice programs for children as well as children in need of care and protection

2. Integrated Program for Street Children

3. Child Home Assistance Scheme

  • In theyear 2010, these three schemes were merged into a single scheme which is known as Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

  • In the year 2017 its name was changed to "Child Protection Services Scheme" and in the year 2021-22 it was also changed to Mission Vatsalya.

  • It aims to ensure a healthy and happy childhood for every child in the country.

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD)

  • It is an autonomous organisation and its Headquarter is in New Delhi.

  • It functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

  • Its objective is to take a comprehensive view of child development and develop and promote programmes in pursuance of the National Policy for Children.

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