Department of Probation and Child Care Services

Ministry of Women, Child Affairs and Social Empowerment

Refurbish Children’s Homes

The Department of Probation and Child Care Services, functioning under the Central Government, provides funds for the 09 Provincial Departments of Probation and Child Care Services for the protection of orphaned, abandoned and destitute children and to bring about a sound mental development of such children.   These funds are provided after prioritizing the requests received by the Provincial Probation Officers and are monitored regularly.

Every year, the Department of Probation and Child Care Services takes measures such as fixing CCTV cameras, putting up fences, gates and walls to enhance the protection of children in children’s homes and also to upgrade basic facilities such as building up water tanks, lavatories etc.

In addition to upgrading the children’s homes in the 9 provinces, steps are taken annually to uplift the resources of the National Center for Counseling and Training of Children which is under the supervision of the Department of Probation and Child Care Services.

The Department also takes action to develop the skills of the children in the children’s homes who have completed 18 years. Under this, leadership development programmes, entertainment programmes, children’s camps, trips, sport competitions, “Sil” campaigns, “sharamadhana” campaigns are conducted. Trainings on painting, hand crafts, sewing, bakery product preparation, shoe and bag sewing are given to develop vocational skills of the children.

Providing necessary equipment for the children’s homes and identifying issues in relation to improving the output of these centers are done under supervision of children’s homes. Moreover, trainings are conducted to the staff since regular training of the human resource working with these children is a necessity.

Accordingly, the Department of Probation and Child Care Services spends around Rs. 15 million annually for the upgrading of physical and human resource of children’s homes.

In addition, various projects are carried out in relation to upgrading of children’s homes from the financial assistances of non-governmental organizations.



  • Dep. of Probation and Child Care Services
  • 3rd floor, Sethsiripaya, 2nd Stage,
  • Battaramulla.
  • +94 11 2186 062/ 11 3082 483
  • +94 11 218 7285