Child Welfare Committee

What is the Child Welfare Committee?

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The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) is formed under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and deals with matters related to children in need of care and protection.
The Committee consists of a chairperson and four members and has the powers of a magistrate. The Committee is the final authority to deal with cases for the care, protection, treatment, development, and rehabilitation of children. It also provides for their basic needs and protects the rights of children.

 


The CWC keeps all matters related to children confidential. The committee is made up of people who work with children on a regular basis, and are people you can trust. The CWC always makes sure that – as far as possible – the decision of the child is respected.
How do you get in touch with the CWC in your district?
There are several ways of doing this:

  • Contact your nearest police station or CHILDLINE and ask for the contact number of the Chairperson or a Member of the CWC
  • Go to www.trackthemissingchild.gov.in, go to the Resource Directory on the right side of the page and click on the Child Welfare Committee link from the drop down menu.