Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) is a centrally sponsored scheme, implemented by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development 2009-10. The objective of ICPS is creating a safe and secure environment for children in conflict with law as well as children in need of care and protection. The scheme is based on the cardinal principles of “protection of child rights” and the “best interest of the child”. It is an umbrella scheme bringing several existing child protection programmes under one roof, with improved norms. This Scheme incorporates other essential interventions aimed at addressing issues which have so far not been covered by earlier Schemes.
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ICPS would ensure appropriate inter-sectoral response at all levels, enhance capacities at all levels, strengthen child protection at family and community level, create database and knowledge base for child protection services and also strengthen structures and institutionalize essential services.
- To institutionalize essential services and strengthen structures for emergency outreach, institutional care, family and community based care, counselling and support services at the national, regional, state and district levels
- Educate public and raise public awareness regarding child protection schemes, services.
- Proper Coordination of inter-sectoral response at all levels.
- Documentation and research will be undertaken.
- To enhance capacities at all levels of functionaries including administrators and service providers; members of allied systems including local bodies, police, judiciary and other concerned departments of State Governments to undertake responsibilities under the ICPS
- To create database and knowledge base for child protection services, including Management Information System and child tracking system in the country for effective implementation and monitoring of child protection services
- To strengthen child protection at family and community level.
- To create and promote preventive measures to protect children from situations of vulnerability, risk and abuse
- To raise public awareness, educate public on child rights and protection.
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Multiple Choice Questions
Consider the following statements
- Globally 7 per cent more boys die under the age of 5 compared to girls but in India, 11 per cent more girls die under the age of 5.
- India ranks fourth (after Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan) among the eight South Asian countries in terms of child marriage prevalence.
- 74% of the children (0-6 years) live in rural areas whereas the rural population constitutes 69% of the total population of India.
- As per Sample Registration System (SRS) – 2016, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)at all India levels is 34 to 1000 live births.
Choose the correct answer from below given options
A) None of the above given statements are false.
B) Only Statements 3 and 4 are false.
C) Only Statements 1 and 4 are true.
D) All the above given statements are false.
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