Understanding POCSO Act from Legal & Psycho-Social Lens

Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO): Understanding from Legal & Psycho-Social Lens(20th May 2022)

Agenda –

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported that total number of child pornography / rape & gang rape complaints lodged in National Cybercrime Reporting Portal (NCRP) from 01.03.2020 to 18.09.2020 is 13,244. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) reported that 420 cases of child sexual abuse were received from 01.03.2020 to 31.08.2020 via online portals, helplines etc.

Children are subject to various forms of abusive and exploitive acts and can be abused physically, sexually and/or emotionally. Hence, as persons who may be in contact with children (in any capacity), it is extremely important to understand our role & functions when such incidents occur or are reported.

Language: English & Hindi

Date & Time : 20th May 2022, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Modality : Virtual (Zoom)

Understanding POCSO Act from Legal & Psycho-Social Lens

Language & Speakers
Samriti Makkar Midha (Psychologist & Psychotherapist, Partner, Child Safety at Work & Child Safety at Work)Aakriti Chokhani (Advocate & Associate, Child Safety at Work & Child Safety at Work)
Pallavi Poswal (Psychologist & Associate, Child Safety at Work & Child Safety at Work)Shreya Kanaujia (Advocate & Partner, Child Safety at Work & Child Safety at Work)
Target Audience
  • School Management including Principals
  • School Counsellors
  • Teachers & Other Staff
  • Legal practitioners
  • Mental health professionals
  • Parents & Other Caregivers
  • Social Workers
  • Law students
  • Adult Survivors of CSA
  • Support Persons as per the Law (including outreach volunteers)
Understanding CSA
  • Understanding Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
  • Prevalence of CSA
  • Impact & Indicators of CSA
  • Do’s & Don’ts in case of disclosure of CSA
Understanding the Laws & Remedies
  • Who is a Child?
  • Legislations pertaining to sexual violations against children
  • POCSO: Key Features
  • Understanding Sexual Offences and their Punishment
  • Non-Sexual Offences
  • Relevant Authorities under the Law: Role and Functions
Understanding the Child Protection Policy & Reporting Mechanism
  • Child Protection Committee: Constitution, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Redressal and Reporting of Offences
  • Reporting Mechanism
  • Preventive Measures
The Session includes learning from: Videos, Case Scenarios and Real-life examples, Polling and Quizzes
  • Indicators of CSA
  • Dos & Don’ts in case of CSA
  • POCSO Act, 2012 & Rules, 2020
  • List of Offenses and Punishments under POCSO Act

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