The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) was created through Presidential Decree 603, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code in 1974. It is mandated to coordinate the implementation and enforcement of all laws, formulate, monitor and evaluate policies, programs and measures for children.

Executive Order No. 806 signed in 2009, amended EO No. 778 and affirmed that CWC shall continue to function and exercise the same powers pursuant to the provisions of PD 603 and Executive Order 233 and attached to DSWD.






The Council for the Welfare of Children logo carries three important icons- a boy and a girl-child representing Filipino children, a dove representing the CWC's vision for peace and harmony, and a twig of laurel leaves representing the opportunities and rights of children. A royal blue color is used as background to depict a peaceful and enabling environment for children. The children are depicted in action, which translates to healthy, active, alert well-nourished children protected from abuse and exploitation. The logo integrates gender equality.