Our Story

 

The Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights Foundation (CPCR) is a Thai NGO that has worked for nearly four decades to rescue and protect child victims of violence and unlawful cares. CPCR was established in 1981 under the Foundation For Children (FFC) and was later registered as an independent foundation in 1996. CPCR has also raised awareness of the social injustice of child labor and exploitation and developed a child protection network, backed by local law enforcement, hospitals, schools, and other government and non-governmental organizations.

In line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children, CPCR has helped more than 10,000 children. In most cases, they have been seriously impacted by physical and emotional abuse, and often show signs of post-traumatic illness and behavioural problems. CPCR aids these children through intervention, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs.

 

In Thailand, CPCR has worked with government agencies, such as the Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Health, and the Department of Mental Health and Bangkok Metropolitan office. The organization has also worked with other Thai NGOs such as the Holt Sahathai Foundation, the Foundation for Children, the Foundation for Children Development, the Friends of Women Foundation, and the Foundation for Women.

On an international level, CPCR has been recognized as a leading child protection agency in Thailand. In 2003, they launched the Networking and Technical Assistance Project in Mekong THIS RIVER RUNS THROUGH SEVERAL COUNTRIES to support their partners in combatting child trafficking in the region. Thus far, CPCR has introduced child protection systems and offered training and internship programs to officers from the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Union of Myanmar, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the People’s Republic of China.

Our Vision and Missions

 

Vision:

“CPCR, we, are a Learning Organization

that advocates and promotes protection and development

to children for their well-being and safety.”

Missions:

Mission 1:       To protect and provide a resilience program for child victims of violence and unlawful care;

Mission 2:       To build a capacity for child protection officers, practitioners and duty bearers;

Mission 3:       To educate children and their family members for child safety and away from all kinds of violence;

Mission 4:       To invite civil society, volunteers and private sectors to support child protection and child development operations;

Mission 5:       To promote a public communication to build ‘a Caring Society for Children’;

Our Objectives

1. To promote children’s rights in accordance with the UNCRC;

2. To protect and provide resilience services to child victims of violence and unlawful cares;

3. To advocate for the protection of children’s rights to the general public;

4. To advocate for participation in child protection and child development from government and private sectors in Thailand;

 

Our History

  • 1981 Established under the Foundation for Children
  • 1990 Opened 'Baan Oun Rak', a treatment shelter, in Bangkok and 'Baan Tor Fan', a treatment shelter in Chiang Rai
  • 1992 Introduced first therapy program for victimized children
  • 1995
    • Introduced the multidisciplinary case conference for child assessment
    • Launched the Hospital Base Project to support child protection in medical institutions by working with local hospitals in Chiang Mai, Khonkaen, and Songkhla
  • 1996 Registered as an independent foundation
  • 1997 Launched the 'Feeling 'Yes', Feeling 'No'' program to promote sexual harassment prevention for children ages 9–12
  • 1998
    • Closed 'Baan Tor Fan' in Chiang Rai
    • Opened 'Baan Rake Rub', the assessememt shelter, in Bangkok
  • 1999 Promoted Parents’ Self-Help Group
  • 2000 Promoted Child and Family Development Activity
  • 2002
    • Submitted 'Prevention and Assistance of Women & Children who are a Victim of Human Trafficking' research to the Office of the Attorney General
    • Submitted 'World Fit for Children' research to the Office of Welfare Promotion, Protection, and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups
  • 2003
    • Enforced Child Protection Act 2003
    • Worked with Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) to launch the assessment tool for the minimum standards of child rearing by the 2003 Child Protection Act
    • Launched the Networking and Technical Assistance Project in Mekong
    • Registered 'Baan Rake Rub', the assessment unit and 'Baan Oun Rak', the treatment unit
  • 2007 Enforced Domestic Violence Act 2007
  • 2008 Enforced 2008 Anti-Trafficking in Person Act 2008

Our Teams 

Our Acheivement

 

1996
C. Henry Kemp Award for Most Outstanding Children’s Organization
ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) USA 

1997
Asian Human Rights Award
Foundation for Human Rights in Asia 

1998
Outstanding Organization Contributing to Benefit the Youth granted to Sanphasit Koompraphant, CPCR Executive Director
National Thai Youth Bureau

2000
Outstanding Organization Contributing to Benefit the Youth granted to Sanphasit Koompraphant, CPCR Executive Director
National Thai Youth Bureau

2005
Outstanding Work by an NGO for the Promotion of Women’s Rights
Office
 for Woman’s Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

2010
Gold Standard Award for NGO Engagement
Public Affairs Asia

Question:  

What does CPCR do?

Answer:   

CPCR protects children who are victims of violence and unlawful care. CPCR also coordinates with organizations that aim to strengthen the child protection system in Thailand.

Question:  

When was the CPCR established?

Answer:   

CPCR was founded in 1981 under the Foundation for Children and was later registered as an independent foundation in 1996.

 

Question:  

How many Children has the CPCR helped thus far?

Answer:    

For over four decades, CPCR has helped over 10,000 child victims.

 

Question:  

How can I help?

Answer:   

You can take part in our child protection and child development efforts by donating funds or items to CPCR or, contact our team if you’re interested in participating in a volunteer program.

 

Question:  

What to do if you suspect child violence?

Answer:    

You can contact One Stop Crisis Center (OSCC), a state agency at hotline number 1300 or CPCR at +66-2412-0739