Child Protection / Child Neglect

According to UNICEF, child protection refers to a broad term to describe philosophies, policies, standards, guidelines and procedures to protect children from both intentional and unintentional harm. In the current context, it applies particularly to the duty of organizations - and individuals associated with those organizations - towards children in their care.

National Child Protection Authority

The National Child Protection Authority is established by the parliament of Sri Lanka (by the Act No.50 of 1998) for the purpose of prevention of child abuse and the protection and treatment of children who are victims of such abuse. It is also mandatory for the co-ordination and monitoring of action against all forms of child abuse.

To know more about the National Child Protection Authority, Child related acts click the link below.

National Child Protection Policy

Author:National Child Protection Authority&Ministry of Child Development and Women`s Aairs,2013