Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) is a statutory body established under Children's Act 2048 BS (1992). It has overall responsibilities towards ensuring rights of children in Nepal as per the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989. It also collaborates with national and internatiional development parnters including civil society organizations in course of pretecting and promoting rights of children.
As decided by Government of Nepal, CCWB has 21 members in its Board. The Chairperson of the Board is Ms. Babina Shrestha whereas ex officio members are Joint-Secretary from Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labour and employment, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, National Planning Commission Secretariat and Member-Secretary of Social Welfare Council, and other members are represented from social workers, female social workers, medical doctors, child psychologists, and teachers. Executive Director works as secretary to the Board alongwith mandatory functions. There is a District Child Welfare Board (DCWB) in all 75 districts.