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Child Protection Unit, Balochistan Police (with collaboration of UNICEF)

Goal:   To protect the rights of the children in conflict and contact with law.

Objectives

n      To enhance the enforcement of the JJSO (Juvenile Justice System Ordinance).

n      To provide protective services to the children in contact and conflict with law directly or through referrals and guidance.

n      To serve as a resource center for information collection and dissemination and capacity building.

Establishment

n      The Child Protection Unit was established at CPO with the collaboration of UNICEF on 2nd July 2007. The renovation and furniture arrangements were made by UNICEF, 09 Computers were received from UNICEF for CPU in CPO and other Districts.

n      Child Protection Unit (a Friendly Unit/ outlet) was established PS City Quetta.  A fund of Rs. 440,000 was provided by UNICEF for repair, renovation and furniture etc.  Inauguration of the unit is planned in near future. 

Components of the CPU

  1. Service delivery component
  2. Capacity building component
  3. Resource Center (advocacy and social mobilization component)

 

Present Staff/ Strength

Office Superintendent -           01

Sub-Inspector              -           01

Computer Operator     -           01

 

Functions of the CPU

n      Coordination and data compilation.

n      Issuance of notification for the facilitation of children in conflict and contact with law.

n      Advocacy at higher levels.

n      Training and capacity building of the staff.

n      Publications (leaflets, booklets, progress reports etc)

 

 

Functions of the service outlets

n      Coordination with all the police stations for the collection of data and responding to the issues of the children in contact and conflict with law.

n      Provide service to the children in conflict and contact with law directly or through referral partners.

 

Progress till December, 2011 (From Sep 07).

n      Cases of 685 missing children were reported to CPU Balochistan. The task was taken up and 246 missing children were recovered and handed over to their parents/relatives. Whereas the other cases are being followed up.

n      One case of the child in conflict with law was facilitated.

n      Six poor families’ 07 children have also been provided with financial aid.  Medical aid from ‘RAHNUMA NGO’ was provided to one child.

n      17 children were handed over to EDHI authorities, i.e (June 08=1, July 08=4 and September 08=2) 01 Feb 09  March 02 April 01, July (04), September, (02)         

n      45 Police Officers have been trained dealing with child protection matters.

n      Seven meetings and two workshops were arranged by UNICEF along with others NGOs for coordination and linkages development.

n      For the awareness of public and Police officials the boards containing important points of juvenile justice system are fixed in every Police station in Quetta and CPU CPO office and branch office 15 Madadgar Quetta.

n      Hand book for Police officers are printed for the guidance/ handling of the Juvenile cases.

 

Way Forward

n      Strengthening the capacity of the Police staff on child protection issues.

n      Strengthening the service provision directly and through referral partners.

n      Public awareness on the services provided by the CPU.

n      Strengthening the data collection and compilation mechanism.

 


The Balochistan Police acknowledges with thanks the support pronided by Asian Development Bank through  "The Project for Implementing Public Safety Reforms in Four Districts of Balochistan (TA-4537)" and Planning  & Development Department, Government of Balochistan in the design and development of this web site.

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