|Child Protection Courts (CPC) have been established under section 22 of the Punjab Destitute & Neglected Children Act, 2007 which provide that the Government may, by notification, establishes one or more Courts under this Act for local area.
Function of the Courts
|The Government appoints Presiding Officer of the courts established for the purpose of this act in consultation with the Lahore High Court. Until a court is established for a local area, the Lahore High Court may confer powers of the Court for a local area upon a sessions Judge or an Additional Session Judge. The Child Protection Courts perform the following functions under the provisions of Punjab Destitute and Neglected Children Act, 2007:
1. Legal custody of destitute and neglected children.
2. Reunification of Destitute and neglected children with their families.
3. Trail of cases registered under this act.