Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Commission (CPWC) was established under enactment of Child Protection and Welfare Act 2010. The Commission is a corporate body having perpetual succession and a common seal with power subject to provision of this act. CPWC is functioning under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Social Welfare & Women Development Department.
The Commission's responsibilities include:
• Enhancing the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children in the community;
• Promoting children's participation in decisions that affect their lives.
• Monitoring screening procedures for child related employment; and
• Advising the government on how to improve services for children.
• Ensuring that the children have a chance to join formal school.
• Exposing and preventing exploitative child labour practices and running prevention programs.
• During emergencies, the commission will provide emergency supplies and to ensure that children are protected in safe places as well continue schooling.
The Commission will carry out a number of other important community support functions, including training, public education and research.
In addition, it will be important to the Commission's success that it develops close links with children and young people - and the community more broadly - through on-going consultation and discussion.
Although the Commission is an infant right now, but we have already established eight units in eight different districts which will be latter on ( very soon) extended to every district in the Province.