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Local Councils for the Protection of Children

 

Section 15 of RA 9344 or the “Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006” mandates LGUs to establish their respective LCPCs at the city, municipal and barangay levels and allocate 1% of their IRA for its strengthening and implementation of programs, projects and activities.

 

The LCPC is an institutional mechanism in all levels of local governments that advocates child rights, plans and initiates/recommends interventions, and monitors children’s program and projects in the locality.

 

DILG monitors the level of functionality of LCPCs to determine the level of its functionality and, based on the results, prioritize interventions geared towards upgrading and strengthening its functionality and provide inputs to national and local planning.

 

The level of LCPC functionality is categorized as: I) Basic when the council attained a rating of 20% andbelow, and satisfied the requirements for organization and/or meetings; II) Progressive when the council attaineda rating of 21-50%, and aside from organization and meetings, it also satisfied the requirements for any of the3 sub-indicators under Policies, Plans and Budget or Accomplishment report ; III) Mature when the council attained a rating of 51-79%, was able to satisfy the requirements for organization and meetings, and any of thesub-indicators for Policies, Plans and Budget or Accomplishment Report; and IV) Ideal when the council attaineda rating of 80-100%, which means it was able to satisfy the requirements for all the indicators of a functionalLCPC.

 

 

 

 

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