Recommendation for optimum care and protection system reforms for Sri Lankan street children (SLSC)

Authors(1) :-Buddhiprabha D D Pathirana

Street children are among those most at risk for exploitation and abuse. Therefore, diverse protection and care issues become more salient at different developmental levels, for them. Although Sri Lanka signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991, and protection and care policies have been developed in principle to protect street children from violence and abuse, Sri Lanka has yet to develop, follow and update specific policies and recommendations arising from the CRC, to provide effective care management for them. Utilizing an ecological model, the paper describes and critique existing care and protection policies pertaining to street children in Sri Lanka. It also provides culturally feasible and sustainable recommendations (at individual, family, community-based and service levels) that address care and protection under three main areas: protection from violence & abuse, street children at conflict with law and promoting psychosocial wellbeing within street children.

Authors and Affiliations

Buddhiprabha D D Pathirana
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Street Children, Sri Lanka, Recommendations, Protection, Wellbeing

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 440-449
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162678
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Buddhiprabha D D Pathirana, " Recommendation for optimum care and protection system reforms for Sri Lankan street children (SLSC)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.440-449, November-December-2016.
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