West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights

About Us

Government of West Bengal’s Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare has set up the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) as per powers bequested under sub- section (1) read with clauses (a) to (d) of sub-section (2) under section 36 of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 with the objective of ensuring protection of children against all forms of abuse and violation of Child Rights. The Commission has also been mandated to examine all factors that inhibit enjoyment of Child Rights, look into matters related to children in need of special care and protection including children in distress and recommend appropriate remedial measures. The Commission is also meant to undertake periodical review of existing policies, promote and undertake research in the field of Child Rights.

The Commission also inspects or could cause inspection of any Child Care Institution and recommend necessary remedial actions. The Commission may also enquire into complaints regarding deprivation and violation of Child Rights, non-implementation and non-compliance of laws and policies directed towards protection and development of children in the State of West Bengal.


The Protection of Children
from Sexual Offences Act, 2012


The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015
(Care and Protection of Children)


The Right of Children to Free
and Compulsory Education Act, 2009