Child Protection

The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) of Punjab is dedicated to helping safeguard the physical and physiological welfare of the most vulnerable section of society: children.  All across the province there are unreported cases of children being forced to beg by professionally operated gangs, being exploited for the sex trade, being inducted into bonded labor or being abandoned altogether to fend for themselves. Oftentimes, children are trapped in this horrific cycle of abuse with no way out.

Though the CPWB has had considerable success in addressing these issues, it aims to widen its scope of impact by engaging the public at large in combating this menace. It has set up a Child Helpline (1121) which you can call any day, any time, to report suspected maltreatment of children. The CPWB will then take measures to remove the child from that situation, assist in his/her rehabilitation and where possible reunite children with their families. So if you have information to share, CALL NOW and be a part of fighting this terrible threat to our children - our future.