Under the ordinance, children aged 10 to 15 years old who are members of accredited children organizations in the barangay can become a child representative of the BCPC.
The child representative will be elected in each barangay. Two delegates from accredited organizations will vote and nominate their representative in the barangay.
The child representative will represent the children sector in the BCPC. He/ she will also convene a children’s association within the barangay to identify and prioritize children’s issues that will be presented to the council for deliberation.
Children representatives will also be tasked to obtain data and information to validate the priority issues of children and develop the agenda for each issue.
In addition to their council tasks, the children representatives can also seek the support of nongovernment organizations for children agenda that will be presented to the BCPC for action.
Under the ordinance, the BCPC can also accredit and recognize children’s associations and clubs. Each organizations must submit their profile and structure, programs, projects, activities and accomplishments, including their nominee as child representative of the BCPC in the community.
The BCPC was created in 2005 by virtue of Ordinance 1623, series of 2005, which primarily aims to protect children from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation and other conditions that may affect their development. It also aims to foster education, good health and nutrition and other services for the child and youth welfare.