The Laws Exist

36/36A "If a person employs a child for begging or causes a child to beg"...or "employs or incites a child to sell goods with the intention of begging"..."he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years"..."with fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupees"
24 "A child protection officer may take into custody a destitute and neglected child and produce him along with the complaint before a court within twenty four hours of taking the child into such custody"
“‘protection’ means shelter, maintenance, education, healthcare and well-being of a destitute and neglected child…”

Punjab Destitute and Neglected Children Act 2004

The Organisation Exists

In order to provide care, rehabilitation, education and training to the destitute and neglected children, Government of the Punjab established Child Protection & Welfare Bureau in March, 2004.
Not only this but a child protection court has also been established which addresses the issues like custody and legal reunification of the children with their parents.
A child helpline has also been set up which provides guidance, help and coordination for their rescue and protective custody.

Child Protection & Welfare Bureau

You can make a difference

The next time you see a child beggar on the street, report them to the authorities.
This app will guide you through interviewing the child and compiling the evidence to formally report a child to the Child Protection & Welfare Bureau.

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