Functions of the commission :
Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the rights of the children, commissioning research studies, inquiring into specific complaints/violations of the rights, organise awareness campaigns, conference & seminars, and advise the Government on formulation, amendment and implementation mechanisms of any policy, or legislation related to children. There are five divisions within the Commission. Their responsibilities are listed below:
- 1. Health & Nutrition Division:
Mainly focused on early childhood care, development, and education through anganwadis, immunisation, and combating malnutrition. The division also focuses on adolescent girls' health by means of monitoring school health programs, and menstrual hygiene issues, amongst others. Please click on the division name to learn about detailed responsibilities.
- 2. Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Division:
Mainly focuses on preventive measures, awareness on issues concerning sexual safety of the children. The division also works to encourage reporting of the instances of sexual violence, and then tracks the legal proceedings, compensation, education, and other rehabilitative standards and their implementation for the children victims of sexual violence. Please click on the division name to learn about detailed responsibilities.
- 3. Education & Children With Special Needs (CWSN) Division:
Mainly focuses on monitoring the implementation of the rights of the children with special emphasis on different provisions pertaining to Government, Municipal and private schools. The Division also fulfills the Commission’s obligation to act as appellate authority against decisions of the Department on all matters of Right to Education. The Division lays emphasis on learning levels, basic infrastructure in schools, schools’ safety standards, curbing dropouts, and improving attendance. The Division has a Cell to prioritise the cause of children with Special Needs.
- 4. Protection of Children from Child Labour & Trafficking Division:
The Division focuses on preventive measures for curbing child labour, and trafficking as well as facilitate different rescue operations. The Division is also responsible for tracking of rescued children, their compensation, and the rehabilitative mechanisms.
- 5. Juvenile Justice Division:
Mainly focuses on monitoring the implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, review setting up of institutions under the Act, organise awareness campaigns, workshop, and training for different stakeholders. The Division has two dedicated cells: Missing Children Unit responsible for preventive measures to curb children from going missing and tracking of the process for finding them and Protection of Children From Substance Abuse Cell focused to curb the substance abuse amongst children, and monitor the rehabilitative and de-addiction related process.