Child Sexual Abuse: Equipping Ourselves to Protect Children & Learning about Duties under POCSO Law (19th Feb 2022)

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
  • What is Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)?
  • Prevalence of CSA
  • Impact of CSA
Understanding the Laws & Remedies
  • Definition of a Child
  • Legislations pertaining to sexual violations against children: POCSO, IPC, IT Act, JJ Act
  • Child Rights & UNCRC
  • History of the POCSO Law
  • POCSO: Key Features
  • Understanding Sexual Offences and their Punishment
  • Non-Sexual Offences
  • Relevant Authorities under the Law: Role and Functions
  • Special Measures
Understanding the Child Protection Policy & Measures that can be taken
  • Child Protection Committee: Constitution, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • Redressal and Reporting of Offences
  • Reporting Mechanism
  • Preventive Measures
**The training session includes learning from: Videos, Case Scenarios, Real-life examples, Polling & Quizzes
  • Indicators of CSA
  • Dos & Don’ts in case of CSA
  • POCSO Act, 2012 & Rules, 2020
  • List of Offenses and Punishments under POCSO Act

Learning Agenda – National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported that total number of child pornography / rape & gang rape complaints lodged in the 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.

Who is it relevant for?

Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, legal practitioners, mental health professionals, Law students, Social Workers, Experts or Organizations working with Children, Adult Survivors of CSA, Support Persons as per the Law (including outreach volunteers)

Date & Time – 19th Feb 2022, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Modality – Virtual

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