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West Bengal State Child Protection Society

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

Govt. of West Bengal

Instittutional Care

Both CNCP and CCL children are placed in institutional care and their period of stay is either determined by the CWC (for CNCP) or JJB (for CCL).

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has defined Child Care Institutes (CCI), Children Home, Observation Home, Special Home, Place of Safety, Shelter Home, Specialized Adoption Agency, Open Shelter and Fit facility

A CCI means Children’s Home, Observation Home, Special Home, Place of Safety, Shelter Home, Specialized Adoption Agency, Open Shelter and Fit facility recognised underJuvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 for giving care and protection to such children who are in need of these services.

A Children’s Home is a CCI set up either by the Government or by NGOs for a district and group of districts and is registered under JJA. It houses CNCP and in West Bengal there are Children’s Homes set up exclusively for Children with Special Needs (CWSN).

An Observation Home is a CCI set up either by the Government or by NGOs for a district and group of districts and is registered under JJA. It houses under trial CCL.

Special Home is a registered CCIrun either by the Government or by NGOs for a district and group of districts. It is set up for providing rehabilitative services to CCL who have been found guilty and was sent to the Home by order of JJB.

Place of Safety is an institution (not a police station or lock up) established separately or attached to an Observation or Special Home where CCL (above 16 years of age) will stay by order of JJB or Children’s Court during enquiry or for the purpose of rehabilitation.

Shelter Homes are recognized institutions run by reputed NGOs for providing temporary shelter to runaway children , migrant children and other vulnerable children.

Specialized Adoption Agency (SAA) is a recognized CCI run either by the Government or by NGOs for housing orphan, abandoned and surrendered children and placed by order of CWC for the purpose of adoption.

Open Shelter is a facility run either by the Government or by NGOs for children in need of care and protection to street children, slum children in urban and semi urban areas.

Fit facility is facility run either by the Government or by NGOs prepared to temporarily own the responsibility of a child for a specific purpose as determined by CWC or JJB.

Specialised Adoption Agencies

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Government Run Homes

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