One-day training on Standard of Operating Procedure for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situation (SOP.2.0) on identification, rescue and rehabilitation of children in the street situations was held on Friday at Hotel Acacia, Dimapur. In a press release, the State Child Protection Society (SCPS) informed that the training was organized by SCPS,
Child Protection Services, Department of Social Welfare in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) Regional Centre, Guwahati, Assam, Thangzamawi Guite emphasized on the role and importance of open shelter home which are unique shelter homes, especially street children.
Guide familiarized the participants on the SOP.2.0 Development by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
However, Longchar said there was no clear understanding on the definition among the stakeholders and hoped that this training would not only enlighten the stakeholders on these issues but also help them to work together in better coordinationThe open shelter run by Community Education Centre (CEC) Dimapur shared their experiences on working with these children at Dimapur district. Nokcharenla Longchar, the Director for Child Protection Services (CPS) informed the participants that as per the directives of the Supreme Court all the states and union territories are to implement the SOP at the earliest.
However, Longchar said there was no clear understanding on the definition among the stakeholders and hoped that this training would not only enlighten the stakeholders on these issues but also help them to work together in better coordination.
The programme was chaired by Protection officer, NIC, DCPU, Dimapur, Esther Sumi; the welcome address was delivered by District Child Protection officer Dimapur, Pikato Tuccu and programme officer IEC and training SCPS, Rokokhriele Seuno delivered the concluding remark. Various stakeholders including district child protection officers, child welfare committees, Child Line, police (special juvenile police unit, anti-human trafficking unit, women police station and railway station), open shelter and District Legal Service Authority attended the meeting.