Orientation on Foster Care and CARA on 25.10.2018

Navajeevan Bala Bhavan Society conducted the Orientation on Faster Care & CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority) on 25th October, 2018 at Yuva Bhavan. We invite the Chief Guest Smt. Bandi Punyaseela, Corporator, 48th Division, and YSR CP Floor Leader, Vijayawada. Resource Person Mr. Y. Johnson, Protection Officer, District Child Protection Unit, Krishna Dist. Fr. S. Balashowry, Executive Director, Navajeevan, Vijayawada. Fr. Alex Michael Jayaraju, Education Director, Navajeevan, Vijayawada.

 

We started with God’s blessings Prayer Song than Fr. Balashowry address explained about the Foster Care and who are eligible for Foster Care and till date what is the no of children in Foster Care Families. Then Fr. Alex shared that Kindness is an effective medicine for achieving the required.  Love and Kindness are the two essential vales for life.

 

Chief Guest 48th Division Corporator Smt Bandi Punyasheela appreciated the efforts of Navajeevan Bala Bhavan doing wonderful work for the welfare of children, also appreciated the role of staff in collaborating with the Salesian Fathers and wished God be with Navajeevan and Bless the organization in reaching all the needy children. She promised to be part of the activities in the days to come.

 

Then finally the resource person Mr. Johnson explained the process of relative adoption in India has a well developed and strong family system.  The Guidelines derive strength from section 44 of the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act 2015, Rule 23 of the JJ Rules, 2016 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). These Guidelines do not include pre adoptive foster care as Regulations for Adoption 2016 framed under JJ Act, will apply in such cases.

 

(i)                  “Abandoned Child” means a child deserted by his biological or adoptive parents or guardians, who has been declared as abandoned by the Committee after due inquiry;

(ii)                "Act" means the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015;

(iii)               “Adoption” means the process through which the adopted child is permanently separated from his biological parents and becomes the lawful child of his adoptive parents with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities that are attached to the biological child;

(iv)              “Aftercare” means making provision of support, financial or otherwise, to persons, who have completed the age of eighteen years but have not completed the age of twenty-one years, and have left any institutional care to join the mainstream of the society;

(v)                “Best Interest of child” means the basis for any decision taken regarding the child, to ensure fulfillment of his basic rights and needs, identity, social well-being and physical, emotional and intellectual development;

(vi)              “Care Givers” means a staff appointed for providing care and protection to children placed in fit facility for Group foster care;

(vii)             “Child Care Institution” means Children’s Home, Open Shelter, Observation Home, Special Home, Specialized Adoption Agency and a Fit facility recognized under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 for providing care and protection of children, who are in need of such services;

(viii)           “Child” means a person who has not completed eighteen years of age; as defined under the Act;

(ix)              “Committee” means the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) constituted under section 27 of the Act;

(x)                “Convention on the Rights of the Child” means the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989;

(xi)              “District Child Protection Unit” means a Child Protection Unit for a District, established by the State Government under section 106 of the Act;

(xii)             “Fit Facility” means a facility run by a governmental organization or a registered voluntary or non- governmental organization, prepared to temporarily own the responsibility of a particular child for a specific purpose and such facility is recognized as fit for the said purpose by the Committee.

(xiii)           “Foster Care” means placement of a child, by the Committee for the purpose of alternate care in the domestic environment of a family, other than the child’s biological family, that has been selected, qualified, approved and supervised for providing such care;

(xiv)           “Foster Family” means a family found suitable by the District Child Protection Unit to keep children in foster care under section 44 of the Act;

(xv)            “Group Foster Care” means a family like care in a fit facility for children in need of care and protection who are without parental care with the aim to provide personalized care and a sense of belonging and identity;

(xvi)           “Guardian”, in relation to a child, means his natural guardian or any other person, having, in the opinion of the Committee, the actual charge of the child, and recognized by the Committee as a guardian in the course of proceedings;

(xvii)         “Home Study Report” means a report containing details of the prospective foster family which includes social and economic status; family background; description of home; standard of living; current relations amongst the members of family; health status etc.

(xviii)        “Kinship Care” is family-based care within the child’s extended or joint family

(xix)           “Orphan” means a child –

  1. Who is without biological or adoptive parents or legal guardian or
  2. Whose legal guardian is not willing to take, or capable of taking care of the child;

(xx)            “Pre–adoption Foster Care” means a stage when the custody of a child is given to prospective adoptive parents, pending adoption order from the court as per Regulations Governing Adoption of Children, 2016.

(xxi)           “Specialized Adoption Agency” means an institution established by the State Government or by a voluntary or non-governmental organization and recognized under section 65, of the Act for housing orphan, abandoned and surrendered children, placed there by order of the Committee, for the purpose of adoption;

(xxii)         “State Adoption Resource Agency” means the agency setup by the State Government for dealing with adoption and related matters under section 67 of the Act;

(xxiii)        "State Government" in relation to a Union Territory means the Administrator of that Union Territory appointed by the President under Article 239 of the Constitution;

(xxiv)       “Surrendered Child”, means a child, who is relinquished by the parent or guardian to the Committee, on account of physical, emotional and social factors beyond their control, and declared as such by the Committee;

 

Then started the open discussion with all participants and clarified by Mr. Johnson, and expressed his support that he would respond with just a phone call. He also stated that only NJBB is the only organization who initiated Foster Care in Krishna District. His also shared that copies of Guidelines in Telugu shall be shared at the earliest he concluded.

 

25 members are participated from different departments of Navajeevan, Bethel Ministries and Child line finally we felicitate to Chief Guest and Resource Person by all Female Staff and Respective Directors.

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Navajeevan at a glance

NAVAJEEVAN AT A GLANCE ON 22.11.2017

 

I) RESCUED CHILDREN DATA Boys Girls Total
Total number of Street Children rescued by NJBB since 1993 45250
3375
49625
Total number of Street Children Home Integrated since 1995 27769
3030
30799
II) CHILD LABOUR RESCUED DATA:
  
Total number of Child Labour rescued since 2002 6712
4331
11043
Total number of Domestic Child Workers rescued since 2007 48
833
881
III) CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY OF NJBB Boys Girls Total
CHILDREN IN ORIENTATION CAMPS:
Orientation Camp through GCPC (Group Counselling thru Picnic Camp) at Shelter 16
0
16
Orientation Camp at De-addiction Centre, Vimukthi, Nuzvid 21
0 21
CHILDREN IN BRIDGE COURSES:
Children attending Residential Bridge Courses (RBCs) at Chiguru  (Theeram for boys and Baalika for girls) 64 45
109
Children attending  Day Bridge Centre - Near Pamarru, Krishna district
9
15
24
SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN:
Children attending schools staying in Navajeevan’s 5 Group Care Homes - 5 Moggas for boys  (mainly orphan & semi orphan children) 92
0 92
Children attending schools staying in 4 Government Hostels & Boarding Hostel 4
36
40
Children attending schools staying in Auxilium Boarding School, Guntur & Ongole 0 25 25
Children joined in local schools (Attending schools staying with their families, Citizen School) 15
08
23
Differently-able children at Ibrahimpatnam-1 & Madonna, Kanchikacherla-4 04 01 05
School Going children in Deepa Nivas 32 0 32
COLLEGE GOING CHILDREN:
Students attending different colleges staying in various homes/hostels
52
71
123
VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSES FOR NAVAJEEVAN’S CHILDREN:
RVTC (Residential Vocational Training Course for the boys in 2 trades - Two wheeler mechanism-4 and Electrical & Plumbing-12) & VRB-18 34 0 34
NAVEENA - A residential LAST (Livelihood Advancement Skills Training) in Beautician and Tailoring courses for girls at Chiguru 0 21 21
IV) COMMUNITY PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY OF NAVAJEEVAN: Boys Girls Total
Adult Activists Group Members/Volunteers under Child Safety Net (CSN) 358
843
1201
Child Protection Committee Members under Child Safety Net (CSN areas) 330
750
1080
Evening Tuition Teachers for ETCs in 3 CSN Target areas (40+30+85) 0
154
154
Women cases registered at Family Counselling Centre at Hitaishi desk since 2009 1
461
462
Volunteers working with Neethodu desk for Care & Support of affected/infected 1
3
4
Adult affected/infected cases registered at Neethodu desk since 2009 194
385
579
Total no. of affected/infected families identified since 2009 to Oct 31st , 2017

471
Children affected/infected cases registered at Neethodu desk since 2009 369
378
747
V) NAVAJEEEVAN’S SUPPORT TO COMMUNITY PEOPLE: Boys Girls Total
Evening Tuition Centers for the Children in Child Safety Net areas in 155 ETCs (30 in Penamaluru Mandal, 40 in Urban Slums of Vijayawada City and 85 in 17 Mandals of Krishna District) 2203
2314
4517
Children Parliaments for the Children in Child Safety Net areas in 155 CPs (30 in Penamaluru Mandal, 40 in Urban Slums of Vijayawada City and 85 in 17 Mandals of Krishna District) 1545
1560
3105
LAST (Livelihood Advancement Skills Training) - Non-residential Vocational Training Courses in Beautician-625, Tailoring-740, Maggam - 497 & Computers-458 from 2004 – Nov 22, 2017 0
2302
2302
Education support to the school/college children affected/infected by HIV/AIDS – till Aug 31st 2017 301
324
625
Bi-monthly Nutrition Support to the affected/infected families by HIV/AIDS 63
172
235
Christmas clothes to Infected and to Orphan Children December-2016 32
48
80


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