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West Bengal State Child Protection Society

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

Govt. of West Bengal

Child Protection Committees (CPC)

A CPC is a community based group including duty-bearers who are primarily responsible for creating and promoting a child- friendly and safe community environment wherein all children’s well- being, safety and rights are protected.

The ICPS mentions formation of Block, Ward and Village level CPCs. (point 6.5 and point 6.6 page 73, revised ICPS).

Roles and Responsibilities of CPCs

The need for restructuring the existing VCPCs as per ICPS was felt by SCPS, West Bengal. Accordingly, a consultative process was initiated in June 2013. Unicef and Save the Children facilitated the process of framing guidelines for constituting CPCs and leading NGOs like CINI, JPISC, Prajaak, Jabala and others actively participated in it.

The Guidelines for the formation and strengthening of CPCs was launched by the Department of Child Development, Women Development and Social Welfare on 17.07.14. The said Guidelines were modified on 03.08.15.

Village level Child Protection Committees (VLCPC) : The village level Child Protection committees will be established in each village (Gram Samsad) of State for prevention, reporting, monitoring, protection and responding on the issues of child right and protection. The VLCPC will be a community based organisation formed by the participation of community member, children, Government functionaries and elected representatives. A total of six (6) seats will be reserved for female members including one girl as children representative

Block Level Child Protection Committee (BLCPC) : BLCPC will consist of Block Welfare Officer, Sabhapati Panchayat Samiti (CP), Representative of District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) (Nominated by District Magistrate) Chairperson of VLCPC- Pradhan (Head of Panchayat)-all, Block Education Officer (as decided by BDO), CWPO of local Police Station, PLV to be nominated by DLSA, Nari –O- Shishu Kalyan Karmadhyaksha/ Secretary of Karmadhyaksha /BWO may be considered

Ward Level Child Protection Committee (WLCPC) : Borough Chairman/Municipality Chairman will be a Special Invitee and members will include Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC), CWPO of local P.S and DLSA nominee. At least four (4) seats will be reserved for female members including one girl as children representative.

Member of DCPU, DSWO, SP, DM and SCPS can participate during the meeting of WLCPC

Milestones regarding CPCs in West Bengal

Status of CPC Formation at Block, Ward and Gram Samsad Levels as on 30.6.2018

S No District Total Number of Blocks BLCPCs formed Total Number of Wards WLCPCs formed Total Number of Samsads Number of VLCPCs formed
1 ALIPURDUAR* 6 6 20 20 998 929
2 BANKURA* 22 22 58 34 2504 2297
3 BIRBHUM* 19 19 101 101 2243 2243
4 PASCHIMBURDWAN* 8 8 149 0 833 521
5 PURBA BURDWAN* 23 23 119 83 3232 2701
6 COOCHBEHAR* 12 12 80 80 1714 1612
7 DAKSHIN DINAJPUR* 8 8 57 39 981 978
8 DARJEELING* 9 9 108 63 1168 1135
9 HOWRAH 14 14 98 16 2431 1132
10 HOOGHLY* 18 18 305 305 3029 3029
11 JALPAIGURI* 7 7 56 56 1349 1229
12 JHARGRAM 8 8 17 0 806 381
13 KOLKATA* 0 0 144 144 0 0
14 KALIMPONG 3 3 23 0 298 298
15 MALDA* 15 15 48 24 2279 2279
16 MURSHIDABAD* 26 26 136 125 4245 4056
17 NADIA* 17 17 208 175 3205 2455
18 NORTH 24 PARGANAS 22 22 678 670 3555 3555
19 PASCHIM MEDINIPUR* 21 21 120 111 3034 3025
20 PURBA MEDINIPUR 25 25 98 98 3318 3318
21 PURULIA* 20 20 47 47 1911 1908
22 SOUTH 24 PARGANAS* 29 29 152 40 4882 3909
23 UTTAR DINAJPUR* 9 9 77 77 1631 1631
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