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POCSO Activities

Last Updated On: 15/06/2018

Given the mandate under Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has initiated the following activities:

  1. Follow-up with States/UTs on implementation status of  the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012;
  2. Follow-up with States/UTs on implementation of victim compensation schemes;
  3. Information sought from State/UT Police through Questionnaire on cases booked under Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and cases being reported to district Child Welfare Committees (CWC), as required U/S 19 (6) of Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012;
  4. Questionnaire administered to State/UT Secretaries of WCD/Social Welfare/ Social Defense seeking details of cases registered with Child Welfare Committees (CWC) under Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012;
  5. Circulation of the following basic informative documents among State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs):
    • Advisory to Police
    • Child Friendly Procedures for implementing Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012
    • Child Victim Charter
    • Pamphlet on POCSO
    • Guidelines for responding to CSA (child sexual abuse) Complaints.
  6. Preparation of Guidelineswith Lawyers Collective and UNICEF:
    • Guidelines for Police,
    • Guidelines for Special Courts,
    • Guidelines for Special Prosecutors,
    • Guidelines for Child Welfare Committees (CWC), and
    • Guidelinesfor Health professionals.
  7. Preparation of IEC material;
  8. Review of IEC material for preventing child sexual abuse prepared by State/UT and NGOs initiated to identify best practices and to disseminate same among other States/UTs.
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