National Child Protection Authority
Established as per the Act No.50 of 1998 for the purpose of advising the government on policies and laws on the prevention of child abuse and the protection and treatment of children who are victims of such abuse and the co-ordination and monitoring of action against all forms of child abuses.
Awareness creation on public sector officials in district and divisional secretariats regarding the National Policy on Child Protection, preparation of National Policy on Child Day Care Centers, development of national data base, community-based programs to prevent and respond the violence against children, national program to establish school child protection committees. (surakumpawwa), “student ambassador national program” for school prefects, child psychology and psychosocial program for schools, child protection and emergency relief program for children in emergency disaster situations, providing educational assistance or required assistance to marginalized, at-risk, vulnerable, and victims of child abuse are some of the major programs of NCPA.
Further, conducting special investigations, monitoring investigations, and cyber regulatory measures related to the criminal proceedings, child abuse and judicial proceedings. Establish, maintain and support child-friendly video evidence recording units and provide support for children, to carry out the operation and maintenance of the 1929 child helpline and the 1929 Sri Lanka child protection app are also in function.
To create a child friendly and protective environment for children.
To ensure children are free from all forms of abuse.