Children and Families at Risk and Need for Integrated Childcare and Support Centres

Murli Desai - Rights-based Integrated Child Protection Service Delivery Systems


The aim of this module from the book Rights-based Integrated Child Protection Service Delivery Systems is to learn about children and families at risk and the need for rights-based Integrated Child Care and Support Centres. It first examines the conceptual framework of children at risk of exclusion, neglect, separation from parents, abuse, and commercial exploitation, with specific reference to out of school children and children of families in difficult situations. It then discusses the need for rights-based community-based Integrated Child Care and Support Centres, for secondary level prevention of these children’s risks. It facilitates learning on planning rights-based integrated supplementary childcare services such as creches, day-/nightcare services, family day care and before-/after-school care. It finally helps to learn to plan rights-based integrated child support services such as Childline, child sponsorship, children’s asset building accounts, etc. besides child and family counselling.