Inter-Provincial round table conference on child protection held

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Child Protection Bureau Punjab and Search For Justice hosted an Inter-Provincial round table conference on Child Protection in Lahore.

This conference was attended by Secretary Social Welfare Department Gilgit Baltistan, Director General Child Protection Bureau Punjab, Chief Protection Officer Child Protection and Welfare Commission KPK, Director Child Protection Unit Balochistan, Director General Child Protection Institute Islamabad, team of Search For Justice and Member Punjab NCRC.

Addressing the meeting, Chairperson Child Protection Bureau Sarah Ahmad said that this meeting has been organized for the first time to have good coordination between provinces for child protection and sharing of experiences and best practices in each province related to the protection of children’s rights. “Children hold utmost importance for everyone no matter which province they are from hence, efforts must be made to have an effective referral system. Through ideas shared by each province, it can help in improvement of services for the protection of children.”

She was presiding over a meeting of the officers of all provincial departments related to children in Lahore. In the meeting, all the officers gave a briefing regarding their respective departments. Later, the officers of all the provincial departments also visited the various sections of the Child Protection Bureau Lahore and spent time with residing children.