Journal Articles

Understanding Policy Focus on Child Protection

Avani Kapur, Mridusmita Bordoloi

Centre for Policy Research

April 13, 2022

First published in DCPCR’s Children First: Journal on Children’s Live; available here.

Union budget 2022-23, announced the renaming and restructuring of the Child Protection Scheme to ‘Mission Vatsalaya’ to address both child protection and child welfare. This piece critically looks at the extent to which the new guidelines are able to move towards a more holistic understanding of child protection and welfare and address shortcomings of the erstwhile CPS scheme.