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Nov 28 2016 (07:22)  Railway stations may get child protection panel (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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INDORE : Railway stations under Ratlam division of the western railways are likely to get Child Protection Committee (CPC) if a proposal in this regard is approved by the railways.
The committees have been proposed to be developed at every major railway station of the division. It will be responsible and authorized to set mechanism for care and protection of children at and around railway stations.
Local NGOs like Bachpan and Childline has given a proposal to the railways for setting up of CPC at major stations of the division; however, an official
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approval is pending before the railway authorities.
Bachpan NGO's regional coordinator Sayyed Mudin said that the railway stations are known as major transit points for human trafficking. And these committees should be set up at major railway stations like Indore and Ujjain.
A childline coordinator Prem Choudhary said that we have decided to establish children assistance centre at major railway stations under the division including with provisions for food, temporary shelter, clothing, medicines for the children in need.
Female volunteers and railway staff will be asked to manage the centre to ensure girls get proper attention till they are produced before the child welfare committee.
The committee will also hold monthly review meetings for the upkeep of the centres, monitoring child protection systems, maintaining records of the children and displaying advocacy messages.
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