KPCP&WC holds workshop to develop comprehensive Child Protection Policy


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Commission (KPCP&WC) with the support of UNICEF conducted a two-day workshop for consul-tations of stakeholders and children to develop a comprehensive Child Protection Policy for the prov-ince. The workshop was chaired by Zia Ul Haq, Secretary for Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment Department and facilitated by a team of consultants from Oxford Program Management (OPM), said a press release issued here on Thursday.

Ijaz Muhammad Khan, Chief Protection Officer, KPCP&WC in his opening remarks said that the commission has drafted a comprehensive Child Protection Policy for the protection, welfare and wellbeing of children living in KP province. The objective of the policy draft is to provide direction to all relevant government departments and institu-tions for ensuring the prevention and protection of children from violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and harmful practices within their mandates, he told.

He also appreciated the participation of all relevant government departments, institutions and other stakeholders and urged them for meaningful partici-pation in review of the Child Protection Policy draft.—APP