District Child Protection Unit


State Level  –   Secretary,
State Child Protection Society,
300, Purasawakkam High Road,
Kellys, Chennai -10.
District Leval– District Collector,
Chairman of District Child Protection Unit, Thanjavur.
District Child Protection Officer,
District Child Protection Unit,
Govt. Children Home Premises,
V.O.C Nagar, Thanjavur – 613007. Ph.No 04362 – 237014, Email Id :

Integrated Child Protection Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme and it is implemented with the participation of State Government. Department of Social Defence is implementing the scheme. District Child Protection Unit is functioning under the Chairmanship of District Collector.

The central policy of the program is to protect the rights of children depending on the best interests of children. With the cooperation of NGOs and various Government Departments ,those who are misusing children in society, exploiters, children abandoned by their parents, parents separated from children should be identified and focusing on them to reduce the number of environmental impacts and create a better structure at district level and need to bring awareness about the rights of children to ensure better safety of the children at district level and the needed children will be given care and safety and will be regularly monitored.

To enforce child protection laws and ensure the implementation of the project. According to rules and guidelines of the State Governments, this activity will be done to achieve the objectives mentioned in the National Children Action Plan 2005.

By the Help of Adoption, Foster care, Sponsorship, The District Child Protection Unit will undertake a plan to provide the needed children who are in homes with abode will be breeding care maintenance assistance for living in the family environment. Awareness of Children kidnapping, commercially trafficking women and Children Atrocities will be implemented by the District Child Protection Unit.

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection ) Act 2015 will be given effective practice and all the Children Homes in the District level will be registered and supervised by the JJ Act under section 41. The District Children Protection Unit also monitors the implementation of Child marriage prohibition Act, The Child Labor Prohibition Act, The Prohibition of Identify the women womb, whether male or female and Prevention of Abortion Act.

Registration and Monitoring of Children Homes

In Thanjavur District there are 30 Children Homes run by Volunteer Organizations and 4 Children Homes by Government.All Homes are registered Under Section 41 of The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2015

District Inspection Committee

One Inspection Committee is setup by the District Collector to Submit the Inspection report of all Children Homes to the Collector is as follows:

Sl.No. Personal Post
1. District Child Protection Officer Member/Secretary


2. Juvenile Justice Board Member Member
3  Medical Officer Member
4. A representative of the Non-Governmental Organization Member
5. Children  Mental Health Doctor Member

District Child Protection Committee

District Child Protection Committee headed by the District Collector has been setup as mentioned below. This committee met once in three months and discussed the issues related to Children and its meeting results are sent to the Children’s Protection Committee.

Sl.No. Officer Designation
1. District Collector Chairperson


2. District Judge/Chief Judicial Magistrate/ Judicial Magistrate  Co Chairperson
3 Superintendent of Police Member
4. District Social Welfare Officer Member
5. DCPO Member
6 Differently Abled Welfare Officer Member
7. Chief Educational Officer Member
8. Suprintendent of Govt Children Home Member
9. Probation Officer Member
10. Labour Inspector Member
11. District Panchayat Union Member Member
12. Rotary/Lions Club Governor Member
13. Two Members of Voluntery Organisation Member


Block Level Child Protection Committee

Every Block shall have a Child Protection Committee under the  Chairmanship of the Block level elected representative (Head of the Block Committee) with the Block Development Officers as the Member Secretary to recommend and monitor the implementation of Child Protection Services at block level.

Sl.No        Officer Designation
1 Block Level Panchayat Union elected Chairman Chairperson
2 Block Development Officer Member/


3 A representative from the DCPU Member
4 One ICDS Functionary Member
5 Asst. Elementary Education Officer Member
6 Medical Officer Primary Health Centre Member
7 3 Chairperson of the VLCPC Member
8 2 representative of the active NGO Member
9 3 members of SHG Member


Village Level Child Protection Committee

Every panchayat shall have a Child Protection Committee under the Chairmanship of the Village level elected representative  (Head of the Gram Panchayat) to recommend and monitor the implementation of Child Protection  services at the village level.

Sl.No        Officer Designation
1 Elected Village Panchayat President Chairperson
2 Village Administrative Officer Member/


3 Head Master of the High School Member
4 Two child representative to be nominated from local school Member
5 A member of DCPU Member
6 Anganwadi worker Member
7 Village Health Nurse Member
8 A representative of the NGO Member


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Foster Care

Foster care is an arrangement whereby a child lives, usually on a temporary basis, with an extended or unrelated family member. Such an arrangement ensures that the biological parents do not lose any of their parental rights or responsibilities.  Foster Care is preferred as an alternative to institutional care as the family environment offers love, care and attention which is helpful for overall growth and development of the child, besides providing the child an opportunity to live in the community

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Sponsorship is a supplementary financial support to families to meet the educational, medical, nutritional and other needs of children with a view to improving the quality of their live.

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Child Welfare Committee

The Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection) Act 2015 makes it mandatory to establish one Child Welfare Committee in each district as the final authority to dispose of cases for the care, protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of children in need of care and protection and to provide for their basic needs and protection of human rights.

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Juvenile Justice Board

The Juvenile Justice (care and protection) Act 2015 makes it mandatory to have one Juvenile Justice Board in each district to deal with matters relating to Children in Conflict.