The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights came into existence on 3rd June 2013. Created under the provisions of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act 2005, and the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules 2012,with the objective of protecting the rights of children and promoting their best interests, the Commission seeks to ensure that all laws, policies and programmes in the State are in accordance with the Child Rights perspective enshrined in the Constitution of India and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (20th November 1989) to which India became a signatory in 1992. Children are individuals who fall between the ages 0 and 18. While the Commission gives equal importance to the rights of all children, it gives special attention to the issues of children who are from vulnerable communities.

To fulfil its mandate, the Commission seeks to work with Government, Police, Judiciary, Local Self Government Institutions, stakeholders in the voluntary sector, academic institutions, grass root organisations, the media and children. We strive to ensure that the rights based approach, reflected in programmes and projects, percolate down to every intended beneficiary. We focus on creating greater awareness about Child Rights in the State at all levels, and to reflect the voice of the children of Kerala in policies and programmes that affect their lives.