This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme It aims to create a protective environment for children by improving regulatory frameworks, strengthening structures and professional capacities at national, state and district levels so as to cover all child
protection issues and provide child friendly services at all levels.
Meant for child in need of care and protection as defined under J.J. Act 2000, child in conflict with law, vulnerable child including child from at risk families,
migrant families, families in extreme poverty, children affected by HIV/AIDS,
orphans, child drug abusers, child beggars, sexually exploited children, children of prisoners, street and working children, etc.
Setting up of ‘Open Shelters’ for children in need of care and protection, including the street children, in urban and semi-urban areas. The construction of children’s home where the cost will be shared on a ratio of 75:25 between the Centre and the State. The salaries of staff will be shared on a ratio of 65:35. The third component is the grants to be given to non-governmental organizations.