Child Friendly Police Station

Children are hesitant in visiting a police station or are scared of police officials. Focus should be on making these police stations child friendly, for this very purpose , Ehsaas is assisting in establishing Child Friendly Police station in 6 districts , under a project which aims to  demonstrate 6 model child friendly police stations in Uttar Pradesh. The districts covered by Ehsaas are Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur , Kanpur and Ghaziabad. An initiative of Home Department , Uttar Pradesh supported Unicef Lucknow

The key components of this program are :

-> Developing Child Friendly Police Parameters :

A  5 tier approach which was used while setting parameters for developing the model police stations, these included structures, procedures, attitude, resources , convergence and networking

-> Conducting Pre-assessment and Post-assessment to demonstrate impact of the intervention

-> Developing Child Friendly Police Booklet – This booklet will contain :

—  To guide the police officials in addressing issue of child protection

— Shall act as self-assessment toolkit

— Shall contain a list of Do’s and Don’ts for easy referencing

-> Technical input sessions with all police officials at Police station – Under this 25 police officials from each police station were given technical inputs once a month on the parameters of planning, child rights and protection , role of police in child protection

-> Police contact program with children and community – This involved conducting activities that bridge the gap between children/community with police and included activities like interface meeting , exposure visit  of children

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Pictures of Children Contact Program conducted by Ehsaas

-> Networking and convergence with stakeholders

-> Support to develop Child Friendly Police Station


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Pictures from Child Friendly Police Stations in various districts



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