The Child Resource Centre (CRC) is a strategic initiative with focus on capacity building of all stakeholders in child protection systems and creation of a knowledge hub. It is a joint venture of Department of Child Rights, Rajasthan and the Harish Chandra Mathur Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration (HCM RIPA) with technical partners UNICEF Rajasthan and Antakshari Foundation.
To facilitate child friendly governance towards creating enabling environment to help children develop with their best potential
To strengthen child protection systems for promotion of child rights through capacity building and dissemination of information
To identify gaps and address capacity constraints at various levels in child protection systems and structures;
To conceptualize and implement capacity building programmes for different actors in child protection;
To mainstream child rights in different levels of government and non-government service structures;
To integrate innovative approaches for strengthening child protection systems;
Children constitute around 40% of the population of India. There is a growing concern and need for protection of children from violence, abuse and exploitation in a sustained and holistic manner. Addressing this state of affairs, the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) introduced by government of India brings together multiple existing child protection schemes of the Ministry under one comprehensive umbrella, and integrates
additional interventions for protecting children and ensuring their rehabilitation.
Capacity building of the various functionaries is one of the key components of ICPS and a significant aspect for implementation of Juvenile justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2015. It emphasizes on building capacities at all levels of service providers and places importance on developing technical expertise through trainings of personnel in allied system, departments concerned and various stakeholders to undertake responsibilities under ICPS.
In this backdrop Child Resource Centre is a strategic initiative with focus on capacity building of all stakeholders in child protection systems and creation of a knowledge hub. It is a joint venture of Rajasthan State Child Protection Society (RSCPS) under the aegis of Department for Child Rights, Rajasthan (DCR) and HCM RIPA with technical support from UNICEF, Rajasthan and Antakshari Foundation.
CRC aims to facilitate child friendly governance as a part of HCM RIPA, in order to create an enabling environment for children in the society. The key mandate of CRC is to appraise the training needs of the various child rights stakeholders, design course curriculum and customized training packages on the subject of child rights (Protection) and prepare a pool of experts. Documentation and research, relevant to the subject of child rights is another
thrust area of CRC.
Antakshari Foundation, Jaipur