Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)


Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) is a centrally sponsored Scheme, initiated by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India that aims to provide a protective environment for children in need of care and protection, Children in Conflict with law and other vulnerable children i.e. ‘children in difficult circumstances’. The Government of Sikkim signed the Memorandum with the Government of India on 30th April, 2010. The funding pattern to the State of Sikkim is 90:10 Central: State shares.

The Scheme, provides financial support for implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000(2015) with the aim to strengthen prevention of child rights violation and enhance infrastructure for protection services with increased access to a wider range and better quality of protection services.


The objectives of the ICPS scheme are as follows:-

  • Promotion of Family-based Care: The scheme pursues a conscious shift

to family-based care including sponsorship, kinship care, foster care and adoption.

  • Prevention and reduction of vulnerabilities, central to child protection outcomes: A major thrust of ICPS is to strengthen the family capabilities to care for and protect the child.
  • To institutionalize essential services and strengthen structures: Institutionalization of children, though, should be used as a measure of last resort after all other options have been explored.
  • Building Capacities at all levels: In order to ensure professional child protection services at all levels, the scheme undertakes regular training and capacity building of all service providers and functionaries to equip and enhance their skills, sensitivities, knowledge on child rights and standards of care and protection.
  • To create a database and knowledge base for child protection services;
  • Partnership Building and Community Empowerment : To ensure appropriate inter-sectoral response at all levels;
  • To raise public awareness, educate public on child rights and protection on situation and vulnerabilities of children and families, on available child protection services, schemes and structures at all levels.


  • The Scheme focuses its activities on children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law as defined under the JJ Act and with children who come in contact with the law, either as victim or as a witness or due to any other circumstance.
  • The Scheme also provides preventive, statutory and care and rehabilitation services to any other vulnerable child including, but not limited, to: children of potentially vulnerable families and families at risk, children of socially excluded groups like migrant families, families living in extreme poverty, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes, families subjected to or affected by discrimination, minorities, children infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS, orphans, child drug abusers, children of substance abusers, child beggars, trafficked or sexually exploited children, children of prisoners, and street and working children


Service Delivery Structure

  1. SIKKIM STATE CHILD PROTECTION SOCIETY (SSCPS)

U/S 106 Of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act,2015

 

It is the fundamental unit in the State for the Implementation, supervision and monitoring of the Scheme and all other child protection scheme/programs and agencies/institutions at the State level;

The function of SSCPS is to Ensure effective implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000(2015), and other legislations and policies for child protection in the State viz. Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act (HAMA) 1956; Guardians and Wards Act (GAWA) 1890; Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986; Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2006 and Immoral Traffic Prevention Act 1986, Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 1994, Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (CPCR Act), Protection of children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012, etc. and any other Act that comes into force for protecting child rights.

  1. STATE ADOPTION RESOURCE AGENCY

U/S 67 Of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act,2015

In order to support CARA in promoting in-country adoption and regulating inter-countryadoption, ICPS provides for establishing of a State Adoption ResourceAgency(SARA) in every State as a unit under the SCPS, to function as the State level Resource Centre to coordinate, monitor and develop the adoption program in the State.

ICPS supports State and NGO run Specialized Adoption Agency (SAA) to provide residential care to adoptable children of below six years of age and to facilitate placement of the child either in adoption or in pre adoption foster care. In this regard, SARA facilitates the setting up of Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs), provides legal recognition to SAAs (under section 65 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act,2015 andmaintains a comprehensive list of such agencies;to ensure that all adoptions/permanent placements of children are done in

accordance with the Laws & Guidelines of the Supreme Court of India and Government of India (at present, Adoption Regulations,2017).

structure SCPS/SARA

DISTRICT CHILD PROTECTION UNIT

U/S 106 Of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

 

In order to ensure effective service delivery, the District Child Protection Units (DCPUs) are established as the fundamental units for implementation of the Scheme at the District level. The DCPU coordinates and implements all child rights and protection activities at the district level and maintains a database of all children in institutional care and non-institutional care at the district level.

dcpu structure


ICPS aims to not only create an environment for protection for all children but also recognizes that some children, who are in difficult circumstances, need special attention and support. Accordingly interventions within the scheme focus on:

  1. Children in need of Care and Protection and Children in Conflict with Law (as identified by the JJ Act): Institutional Services- Observation Homes, Special Homes, Children Homes, Shelter Homes.
  2. For Children with special needs such as those affected by HIV/AIDS or disabilities.
  3. For Children in crisis and adults seeking helps for such children: Childline is a 24/7 emergency phone outreach service for children in crisis which links them to emergency and long- term care and rehabilitation services. The service can be accessed by any child in crisis or an adult on their behalf by dialing a four digit toll free number (1098).
  4. Children living on the streets, working children, children forced into begging or any other child in need. Open shelters- 24 hours crisis management centre.
  5. Orphaned Abandoned, Exploited and Neglected children without adequate family care: Adoption, Sponsorship, Foster-care, after care etc.


  1. Institutional Care
  2. Non Institutional Care
  3. MIS: Child Tracking System and Missing Children : website – www.trackthemissingchild.gov.in
  4. Emergency Outreach Services


Which includes CCIs (Child Care Institutes) that provides institutional care for Child in Need of Care and Protection. Presently there are four Government run home and tewnty one NGO run homes in the state of Sikkim.


Which deals to provide rehabilitation and reintegration of children through sponsorship, foster-care, adoption and after-care program. There are four specialized adoption Agency (SAA) in our state.

  1. Eshwaramma (North/East)
  2. Mamtalaya (North/East)
  3. Dristhi (South)
  4. Kapinzal (West)


1st mach 2017

  1. EMERGENCY OUTREACH SERVICE: CHILDLINE: This is a 24/7 emergency phone outreach service for children in crisis which links them to emergency and long- term care and rehabilitation services. The service can be accessed by any child in crisis or an adult on their behalf by dialling a four digit toll free number (1098).
  2. OPEN SHELTERS to cater to all children in need of care and protection particularly beggars, child substance abusers, street and working children, rag pickers, small vendors, street performers, orphaned, deserted, trafficked and run-away children, children of migrant population, children living in unauthorized areas/slums, children of socially marginalized groups and any other vulnerable group of children.

        FAMILY BASED NON – INSTITUTIONAL CARE THROUGH SPONSORSHIP, FOSTER CARE, ADOPTION & AFTER CARE:

  • The Sponsorship Programme (U/S 45 of the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 ) provides supplementary support to families, to Children’s Homes and to special homes to meet medical, nutritional, educational and other needs of the children, with a view to improving their quality of life. The quantum of sponsorship is of Rs.2000 per month per child as per the Revised Integrated Child Protection Scheme guidelines laid down by MWCD.
  • Foster Care (U/S 44 of the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015) : Fostering is an arrangement whereby a child lives, usually on a temporary basis, with an extended or unrelated family member. Such an arrangement ensures that the birth parents do not lose any of their parental rights or responsibilities. This arrangement cater to children who are not legally free for adoption, and whose parents are unable to care for them due to illness, death, desertion by one parent or any other crisis. These children in need of care and protection are placed in foster care,including group foster care for their care and protection through orders of the Child Welfare Committee.
  • After – Care (U/S 46 of the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015) : The Juvenile Justice Act provides for an After Care Program for children without family or other support who leave institutional care after they attain 18 years of age to sustain themselves during the transition from institutional to independent life. The objective of this after care program is to enable such children to adapt to the society and to encourage them to move away from an institution based life.
  • ADOPTION : Adoption is a process through which a child who is permanently separated from biological parents because her/his parents have died, or have abandoned or surrendered her/him, becomes a legitimate child of a new set of parent(s) referred to as adoptive parents with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities that are attached to this relationship. Adoption (as per Section 56 of the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015) shall be resorted to for ensuring right to family for the orphan,abandoned and surrendered children, as per the provisions of this Act, the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules,2016 and the Adoption Regulations,2017 framed by the Central adoption Resource Authority.

VISIT www.cara.nic.in FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ADOPTION

  4. INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

As provided by the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, the scheme supports the creation of new institutional facilities and maintenance of existing institutional facilities for both children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection. These include Shelter Homes, Children’s Homes and Observation Homes, Special Homes, Place of Safety.

Details of Child Care Institutions registered under the Act in the State of Sikkim is attached at Annexure A.

5. GENERAL GRANT-IN-AID FOR INNOVATIVE PROJECT:

The Sikkim State Child Protection Society has initiated an innovative project of Students Against Abuse and Trafficking Club in the State. The Club is formed in various schools of the State with members comprising of students, teachers, police officer of the locality and DCPU staff. The main objective of the Club is to empower students with the knowledge of their rights and to provide easy accessibility to aid, if in any case of any violation of their rights.

CHILD WELFARE COMMITTEES

1st may 2017

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 makes it mandatory to establish one Child Welfare Committee in each district as the final authority to dispose of cases for the care, protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of children in need of care & protection and to provide for their basic needs and protection of human rights.

To facilitate the setting up of CWC’s and to ensure their effective functioning, the scheme provides adequate infrastructure and financial support to the State.

JUVENILE JUSTICE BOARD

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 makes it mandatory to have one Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in each district to deal with matters relating to juveniles in conflict with law. To facilitate setting up of a JJB in each district and to ensure their effective functioning, the scheme provides adequate infrastructure and financial support to the State.

SPECIAL JUVENILE POLICE UNITS (SJPUS)

 

The Juvenile Justice Act 2015 provides for setting up of Special Juvenile Police

Units in every district to coordinate and upgrade the police interface with children. All the police officers, designated as juvenile/child welfare officers in the district or city, are members of the SJPU, to exclusively deal with children either as victims or perpetrators, in co-ordination with the police, voluntary and non-governmental organisations. The Special Juvenile Police Unit also includes Railway police dealing with children.

Children Care Institutes (CCIs) in the state of Sikkim


1st may 2017

Sl. No. Name of the Institute Address Contact
1. Kingstone children Home, Rehnock ,East Sikkim E-mail:chgtm65@yahoo.com 74071802882/8016643157
2. Balika Niketan, Metro Point, Tadong, East Sikkim Girls,E-mail Id:sdkhangsarpa@gmail.com 03592270363/9474980631
3. Rainbow Children Home ,  Lindok 8th Mile, East, Sikkim  Boys Email Id:noelingdok@gmail.com 9635859506
4. Bojoghari Children Welfare Society, . Near Shiv Mandir, Gangtok, East Sikkim 9735296791
5. Sita Panchawati Sewa Sanghathan Lingdum, East Sikkim, Ranka Road. 9434444728
6. Turuk Children Home, Turuk, Melli, South Sikkim 8016750233
7. Mayallang Children Home, Singithang, South Sikkim (Shelter- cum- Children Home 9775437034
8. Atish  DipankarDestitute Home Chakung  , West Sikkim 7679803773
9. Sunrise Children Home Gaylshing, West Sikkim 7602019641
10. Heavenly Path Organization, Shribadam, West Sikkim 9593048107
11. Aashirbad Home, Begha, Dentam, West Sikkim 7797887367
12. Freedom(A unit of L.T. Mirikai Wellness Society) Tathangchen, East Sikkim 9735945074/9434448617
13. Subha Laxmi (Open Shelter Home) Chandmari, Gangtok, East Sikkim 9775961464
14. Manjusha- a shot stay  Home, Tharpu, Namchi, South Sikkim 8927774424
15. Spastic Society of Sikkim, Development Area, Gangtok, East Sikkim 8016579639
16. Mamtalaya  (SAA)run by ASHI) Amdo Golai, Tadong East Sikkim 8906406904
17. Eshwaramma Social Welfare Association(SAA), Lower Arithang, East Sikkim 943448617/8116934779
18. Dristi (SAA) Namchi South Sikkim
19. Kapinjal Foundation Ravangla South Sikkim 8145903120
20. Atish  DipankarDestitute Home Chakung  , West Sikkim 7679803773
21. Kapinzal Children Home,(SAA) West Sikkim 7863998623


Sl. No. Name of CCI/Home Address Registration No. Contact
1. Kaluk Children Home Kaluk, West Sikkim 009 CH/SJEW&WD 9434153345
2. Juvenile Observation Home Sichey, Gangtok, East Sikkim 018 CH/SJEW&WD 9647858218/03592203321
3. Special School for Hearing Impered  Deaf & Dumb School Sitchey, East Sikkim 019 CH/SJEW&WD 9474642789
4. Juvenile Observation Home Namchi , South Sikkim ——- 9609863591



This is a 24/7 emergency phone outreach service for children in crisis which links them to emergency and long- term care and rehabilitation services. The service can be accessed by any child in crisis or an adult on their behalf by dialing a four digit toll free number (1098).

Childline in Sikkim run by different NGOs

  1. Association of Social Health in India, Gangtok.
  2. Turuk Development Society, South Sikim.
  3. Youth Development Society of Sikkim (YODESS) Sub-centre
    1. Rongli East Sikkim
    2. Rangpo East Sikkim
  4. Dristi, Namchi, South Sikkim.
  5. Kapinzal Foundation, Ravangla, South Sikkim

Sl.No NAME DISTRICT DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1. Shri. Phurba Sherpa East/North Chairman 9593389299
2. Deputy Secretary, SJE&WD/WCDD. East/North Member Secretary 9775466039
3. Smt.Dawa Phuti Bhutia North Non-Official Member 9547092048
4. Smt. Jyoti Rai East

Non-Official

Member

9832469922
5. Smt. Bharati Basnett West/South Chairperson 9932092561
6. Ms. Rosnila Gurung, DCPO,ICPS/SJE&WD. West/South Member Secretary 9775431700
7. Ms.Linda Palmo Bhutia West/South Member 9800034448

 

8.

 

Shri B.B.Rana

 

South

 

Member

 


East West North South
Sonam Dorjee Khagsarpa Gyamit Lepcha Jumin Limboo B.M Rai
Nomination of one lady member is
under process
Nomination of one gents member is
under process
Pintso Doma Bhutia Roma Tamang


Sl. No. Name Designation
1. Shri Dushyant Pariyar

Additional Secretary-cum- Director

Member Secretary (State Commission for Protection of Child Rights)

2. Ms. Pema Lhaden Lama Deputy Secretary -cum- Program Manager

STATE CHILD PROTECTION SOCIETY (SCPS)

Sl.No Name Designation Place of Posting
1 Mrs. Wendy Mair Lepcha Programme Officer Head office ,ICPS
2 Mr. Sanjeeb Rai Accountant Head office ,ICPS
3 Ms. Nim Chuti Sherpa Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Head office ,ICPS

STATE ADOPTION RESOURCE AGENCY (SARA)

Sl.No Name Designation Place of Posting
1 Mr. Rahul Rai Programme Officer SARA, Old West Point School
2 Mr. Rup Narayan Sharma ACC cum Data Entry operator SARA, Old West Point School

DISTRICT CHILD PROTECTION SCHEME (DCPU), NORTH/EAST

Sl.No Name Designation Place of Posting
1 Mr. Deepak Kiran Rai DCPO Gangtok
2 Mrs. Chumsang Palden Protection Officer – NIC Gangtok
3 Ms. Yeshey Ongmu Bhutia Protection Officer – IC Gangtok
4 Ms. Pema Wangmu Bhutia Legal cum Probation Officer Gangtok
5 Ms.Anniela Bhutia Social Worker Mangan
6 Ms. Sonam Deeki Bhutia Data Analyst Gangtok
7 Mrs. Kessang Diki Bhutai Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Gangtok
8 Mrs. Tek  Maya Sharma Outreach Worker Gangtok
9 Mr. Amrit Sharma Social Worker Gangtok

DISTRICT CHILD PROTECTION SCHEME (DCPU), SOUTH/WEST

Sl.No Name Designation Place of Posting
1 Ms. Roshnila Gurung DCPO
2 Mr. Bimal Gurung Legal cum Probation Officer Namchi
3 Mr. Peter Rai Protection Officer – NIC Namchi
4 Ms. Bhawana Subba Protection Officer – IC Namchi
5 Mrs. Durga Pradhan Counsellor Namchi

JUVENILE OBSERVATION HOME,GANGTOK/NAMCHI

Sl.No Name Designation Place of Posting
1 Ms. Chungden Bhutia Educator Sichey
2 Ms. Bandana Rai Craft Instructor cum office assistant Gangtok
3 Mr. Suman Gurung Cook Namchi
4 Mr. Yogendra Chettri House Father Namchi
5 Mr. Manoj Tamang House Father Gangtok
6 Mrs. Tara Devi Rizal House Mother Gangtok
7 Mrs.Tika Maya Chettri House Keeper Gangtok
8 Ms. Christina Rai House Keeper Namchi
9 Mr. Krishna Rai House Keeper Namchi
10 Mr. Harka Bdr.Chettri Cook Gangtok
11 Mr. Purna Bdr. Rai Cook Helper Namch

Child Welfare Committee(CWC)

Sl.No Name Designation Place of Posting
1 Mrs. Am Kumari Gurung Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Gangtok
2 Ms. Kunsang Chukey Bhutia Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Namchi

JUVENILE JUSTICE BOARD (JJB)

Sl.No Name Designation Place of Posting
1 Ms. Jangmu Sherpa Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Geyzing
2 Mr. Phurchung Lepcha Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Gangtok
3 Ms. Pratibha Rai Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Namchi
4 Mr. Sanjok Rai Assistant cum Data Entry Operator Mangan