Who Are We


Swadharma Human Care Foundation (SHCF) is a not for profit company, registered under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. We work in the area of child care and child protection through providing legal and psycho-social services.
It is a service-based company, working in the area of child rights and child protection. The team comprises of legal and psychosocial experts, catering to the all round development and growth of the child. It has two main macro programs one focused on prevention and the other focused on restorative justice and reformation. The objective of both the programs is to help the child exit the system and efficiently integrate with the community, in which the child's mental, physical and educational well being is catered to. As a part of their first program, this year, Swadharma launched its sensitization and awareness campaign "Sashakti" with the objective of preventing the child from entering the system as a juvenile delinquent. As a part of their second program, they launched "IInd Innings" with the children of the observation homes.



Reasons for our existence

Our experiences in the field of child rights and child protection made us aware of the glaring gaps between the legal system and the beneficiaries of it. We realise that the children are the worst victims of this gap and consequently are the ones who are exploited the most. We felt that a mechanism was needed to plug in this gap, by functioning as a bridge between the government and the non government sectors working for child rights and child protection and thus, Swadharma Human Care Foundation was born.

What do we do

Our experiences in the field of child rights and child protection made us aware of the glaring gaps between the legal system and the beneficiaries of it. We realise that the children are the worst victims of this gap and consequently are the ones who are exploited the most. We felt that a mechanism was needed to plug in this gap, thus functioning as a bridge between the government and the non government sectors working for child rights and child protection and so, Swadharma Human Care Foundation was born.
Swadharma takes a three-prong approach to assisting the child- consisting of legal, social, and psychological intervention services. We at Swadharma believe that only when the child has adequate social, legal and psychological support, will the child move from being a victim of the circumstance to being a beneficiary of the system. We work towards ensuring effective and economical access to the criminal justice system by adhering to child sensitive procedure for achieving a protective and rehabilitative environment for every child who comes in contact with the law. Our work also includes generating awareness and capacity building through training and research.






Our Vision

We envision a society where rights and duties go hand in hand. A society based on the principle of justice and responsibility. We seek to empower a section of the community, namely, the child, who has so far been romanticized and yet neglected. All policies and efforts directed towards the well-being of the child exist at an ideational level, while the ground realities often prove to be shocking. Our larger aim is to establish a society, through a service-based model, in which the benefits from the policies made at the larger level, percolate down to the lowest ranks






WHAT IS SHCF

We do this by increasing awareness and offering intervention services in the legal and psychosocial sectors.

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