Child protection

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Keeping children safe and free from harm is what we believe in and what we do.

The Child Protection Programme is a core sector of our work.

Children pushed into child labour, children facing abuse in the community, children trafficked, children affected by a calamity or emergency situation – Save the Children works to protect children from different kinds of harms – abuse, neglect, exploitation, physical danger and violence.

Despite the rampant economic growth in the last two decades, lakhs of children in India continue to be exposed to different forms of exploitation – mental and physical. For example, a shocking 82.2 lakh children (aged 5 – 14 years) are still into the abhorrent practice of child labour which is destroying their childhood.

A simple premise that every child deserves a happy and safe childhood is what drives us to run projects in the remotest parts of India to protect children from harm.