Ministry of Women and Child Development05-January, 2018 06:08IST
4099 Children with special needs being supported in 135 CCIs across the country

Central Government is managing Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) now “Child Protection Services” under Integrated Child Development Scheme, and providing financial assistance to the States/UTs on sharing pattern for, inter-alia, undertaking a situational analysis of children in difficult circumstances, for setting up and maintenance of various types of Child Care Institutions (CCIs). Under the scheme institutional care is provided through CCIs, as a rehabilitative measure. The scheme provides additional financial support to the CCIs having children with special needs i.e. children who are either affected by substance abuse or who are mentally or physically challenged. Scheme provides for purchase of specialised equipments and materials like Psychological test materials, training materials for speech and language, teaching materials wheel chairs, crèches, etc. In these CCIs, children are provided age appropriate education either within the institution or outside in a formal education system through convergence with other schemes and programs of the Government or civil society. As per the information provided by the State/UT Governments, as on date, the number of CCIs having children with special needs run by the State/UTs along with the number of beneficiaries registered under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000/2015 in the country which are being supported under the ICPS, is given below:

 

 

Category

CCIs having children with special needs 

Beneficiaries Boys / Girls

 

Total

135

4099

 

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID :175407)