Missing Children Bureau (MBC)
Missing Child Bureau – Karnataka (MCB) has been established as per the Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of Children) Act 2000 and the rules there under by the Department of Women and Child Development. The Government of Karnataka has appointed Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO) Bangalore as the State Nodal Agency of the Missing Child Bureau of Karnataka as per the Government of Karnataka order No. DWCD 180 MCB 2007 Bangalore, Dated 27th October 2007.
Our organization is executing a Missing Children Bureau in Hassan and has been collaborating with Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO) Bangalore. Ours is a nodal organization for the Hassan District. It has been equipped with experienced staff and collaborating with various departments such Department of Women and Child Development, Hassan, Department of Police, District Commissioner’s office etc.
Procedures / Methods of Missing Child Bureau
- What a parent or a responsible adult, need to do when one looses /missed his/her child or runs away.
- What a responsible adult (police, Department of Women and Child Development, staff, public spirited person, NGO staff or others) needs to do when he/she finds a child unaccompanied and in need of care and protection.
- What are the steps that need to be taken or procedure to be followed in getting the missing child complaints from the remote villages/areas where the child is lost/ missed to the MCB DC of the respective district?
- What are the procedures to be followed and criteria to be adhered to in selecting an NGO to be the MCB DC in a district? ( selection procedure – action by action)
- Missing children status in the state and districts according to the information available with MCB Karnataka, Police and other responsible stake holders.
- Advice to parents to prevent child missing or run away
- Advice to children when they feel they are alone, or precautions to be taken in danger or at risk.
- Advice to public when they come to know of a missing child or when they find a child in need of care and protection, who may be missing.
CITIZEN’S RIGHTS AND DUTY IN RESPECT OF MISSING CHILDREN
The information as to the status of missing children and unaccompanied children has to be available to citizens at select outlets, keeping to the laws and the children or parents right to privacy and protection against misuse.
If you happen to see a street child, abandoned, abused child on the street that had the resemblance of the photographs displayed on our website – you can immediately inform / communicate to us at the following address /telephone/email. This will help us to rescue and restore the child with its parents.