Department of Probation and Child Care Services

Ministry of Women, Child Affairs and Social Empowerment

Action Plan for the Social Protection of Children - 2016 – 2018

The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs implements this project with the funding of Save the Children. The responsibility of implementing the activities of the project has been assigned to the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, Department of Probation and Child Care Services, National Child Protection Authority and to the Children’s Secretariat.

Save the Children provides funds for this project under 04 main Strategy Areas in order to strengthen the children’s right for protection, development and participation within the Sri Lankan society.

Specific responsibility was assigned to the Department of Probation and Child Care Services when implementing these programmes in year 2016. Under this, Rs. 35.35 million was allocated to this department for the year and the allocation was spent for the following:

  • Preparation of care plans to minimize the risk situations of vulnerable children and thereby to ensure protection and development of such children . 
  • Conducting of research on identified specific problems. Under this, two researches were conducted, one on The Impact of Parental Migration on the Development and Protection of Children and the other on Children’s Clubs and Children’s Councils established by the department to ensure the children’s right to participation. 
  • Publishing of the Guideline for Village Child Development Committees. The guideline was distributed all over the country to strengthen various social structures and thereby to strengthen the protection for the children. Furthermore, the committee members were given a training on this guideline.  Preparation of a Case Management Policy to prevent child abuses was initiated and is at its final stage.
  • Production of a video clip in order to use in national level awareness programmes which are intended to promote child protection and child rights.  

It is evident that the above programmes implemented under the Action Plan for the Social Protection of Children for the protection and development of the Sri Lankan children has a significant contribution for the creation of a friendly society for the children.




  • Dep. of Probation and Child Care Services
  • 3rd floor, Sethsiripaya, 2nd Stage,
  • Battaramulla.
  • +94 11 2186 062/ 11 3082 483
  • +94 11 218 7285