CHANDIGARH, July 9- Haryana Director General,Women and Child Development Department, Mrs Sumita Misra said that for protection of children of sex workers, the District Child Protection Units (DCPU) have the responsibility to map out all red- light colonies in each block and prepare a block wise plan for identifying all children in the 0-18 years age group in the area and reach out to such children in the area.
Mrs Misra, who is also Member Secretary of Haryana State Child Protection Society (HSCPS) said that in light of the orders of the Supreme Court of India the DCPU have the responsibility to draw up an estimate of demand for Anganwadi centres, Pre- School Program and Creches that are to be established in the neighbourhood and facilitate their grounding within 90 days of the demand that has been generated.
The DCPU has to find the location for day and night centres (either abandoned buildings, improvised roof tops of existing school buildings, parks, community halls and so on) for children who are over six years of age and in consultation with the District and State Child Protection Society as well as the Department of Women and Child Development to create facility for education, tuition, recreation sports and cultural activities counselling within 90 days of the demand that has been generated.
She said that the DCPU would also make arrangement for conducting trainings for all the care providers, maintain a panel of NGO’s working with the community and ensure that they are taken into confidence in planning and implementation of the facilities.The DCPU is to be held accountable for provisioning of all services. Also, the DCPU shall provide for all necessary physical infrastructure and functionaries.