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Deadline for public input on draft of the National Child Protection Policy extended


National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has extended the time period for public input regarding the draft of the National Child Protection Policy up to 15th May 2017 from the earlier deadline of 30th April due to appeals from various parties.

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, Labor, Justice, Social Empowerment and Welfare, and Foreign Employment, Family Health Bureau, INGOs, NGOs, international organizations, and experts in the field.

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 Chairperson of NCPA Marini de Livera requested the public to forward their views and suggestions regarding the relevant draft to the above postal address or to the e-mail address policy@childprotection.gov.lk.

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