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Understanding Policy Focus on Child Protection
Avani Kapur, Mridusmita Bordoloi
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.