The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has requested to submit a report from all district child protection units in the State about the condition of children during the recent floods.
“The panel will submit a detailed report to the government seeking to improve the well-being of children in view of the State’s unpredictable environmental conditions,” said K. Naseer, Commission member.
The Commission asked the child protection units to mention specifically what are the things the government should do to improve the safety of the children.
Mr. Naseer asked the child protection units to submit details of the children who lost their parents in the flood. He asked them specifics of the children and the way they were managed during the disaster.
The child protection units will have to provide details of children before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and the action taken by the CWC for the well-being of the children, reported The Hindu.
“Children are very sensitive. We should address their issues with special care. Child protection officers and other officials directly dealing with children and their issues know better how much the children suffered during the floods,” said Mr. Naseer.
The report should be submitted within 10 days.