Children are faced with an unprecedented set of challenges and threats to their safety and wellbeing. Parents, teachers and children themselves are often unaware of how to access and utilize child protection services even if a violation is experienced. Although there are a massive number of child abuse cases reported, going forward coordination mechanisms and avenues for referral of child protection cases have been developed in Sri Lanka.
In view of these existing conditions we must ask ourselves how we can get involved. Within our own capacities what are the knowledge, skills and attitudes we should adopt to play a more active role in the protection and prevention of such abuses against children.