The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has extended the time period for public input regarding the draft of the National Child Protection Policy to May 15, 2017.
The deadline was previously April 30, but due to appeals from various parties the National Child Protection Authority has decided to extend the time period till mid-May.
The complete draft of the National Child Protection Policy can be accessed through www.childprotection.gov.lk and by making a request to the NCPA situated at No. 330, Thalawathogoda Road, Madiwela, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte.
The draft of the National Child Protection Policy is a result of extensive consultations at national, provincial, and local levels held over a period of more than a year.
The National Child Protection Authority has facilitated the process of drafting the policy by gathering, incorporating and organizing workshops of the views of all relevant sectors, including National and Provincial Commissioners of Probation and Child Care, Department of Police, Children’s Secretariat, the Ministries of Women and Child Affairs, Education, Health, Labour, Justice, Social Empowerment and Welfare, and Foreign Employment, Family Health Bureau, INGOs, NGOs, international organizations, and experts in the field.