In order to provide care, rehabilitation, education and training to the destitute and neglected children, Government of the Punjab established Child Protection and Welfare Bureau in March, 2004. One of the objectives for the establishment of this Bureau is to protect these children from criminals. This institution not only provides food and shelter but also imparts education and skills to these children to make them useful citizens.
The Bureau endeavors for reunification of these children with their families. Besides this, the child psychologists take various measures for mental development and rehabilitation for these children.
Not only this but a child protection court has also been established which addresses the issues like custody and legal reunification of the children with their parents. A child helpline has also been set up which provides guidance, help and coordination for their rescue and protective custody.
This Bureau has a dedicated team of highly educated professionals and motivated officers which include child protection officers, psychologists, law officers and doctors, etc. To extend its services the Bureau has established Child Protection Institutions in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur where destitute and neglected children are being provided all these facilities and services. The Bureau established Child Protection Institution at Rawalpindi in November 2007 and started its field operations in March 2008.