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Delhi government issues norms for security of kids

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 23, 2018, 1:39 am IST
Updated : Apr 23, 2018, 1:39 am IST

There are 107 child care institutions, including 14 government-run centers in the national capital.

The department said there should be an assembly point in every child care institutions where all children and officers are required to gather in case of any emergency situation. (Representational Image)
 The department said there should be an assembly point in every child care institutions where all children and officers are required to gather in case of any emergency situation. (Representational Image)

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has issued guidelines for the safety and security of children in all child care institutions in the national capital.

The women and child development department has issued an order on the guidelines and compliance of standard operating procedures stating that all child care institutions should have adequate number of security officers, guards, CCTV cameras and fire extinguishers to ensure safety and security of the children in such institutions.

 

There are 107 child care institutions, including 14 government-run centers in the national capital.

According to the order said: “Adequate number of CCTV cameras must be installed at prominent places of the child care institutions, specifically at the entry and exit gates, perimeter walls, staircase, playgrounds, dining room, entertainment room and administration block so that the activities of the children are monitored effectively.”

The department  said that the superintendents in-charge must display important phone numbers of the nearest police stations, fire stations, CATS control room, toll free child helpline number, doctor-on-call or nurse, Juvenile Justice Board among others.

 

The department said there should be an assembly point in every child care institutions where all children and officers are required to gather in case of any emergency
situation.

The order said: “High-mast flood lights must be installed along or /near the perimeter or boundary walls. The perimeter or boundary walls must also have barbed wire for the purpose of safety.”

It also talked about steps to be taken in the case of fire or earthquake or other similar incident immediately.

Tags: women and child development department, juvenile justice board