Thursday, 11 February 2016

What is Child Sexual Abuse and Role of CWC

Subject: What is Child Sexual Abuse and  Role of CWC?.:
From: Yendada Sridevi [mail]
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:12 AM
What is Child Sexual Abuse and  Role of CWC?.

Namasthe Sir,
Please give details about Child Sexual Abuse and Role of Child Welfare Committee. And also give related sections to follow the case.

Thanking you sir,

Sincerely Yours.
Y. Sreedevi,
CWC, Srikakulam District.

Respected Madam,

Please find the Answer for your need in Child Sexual Abuse case.

The World Health Organization defines child abuse as “all forms of physical and or emotional ill treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.”
It includes all forms of sexual assault, exploitation, harassment and pornography related offences as referred under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.

(A) When the information is received by a CWC from any source including the media regarding sexual abuse of a child under its jurisdiction the committee should take the following steps:
1)    Acknowledge receiving the information on record, take suo-moto cognizance of cases brought to notice and seek a report from local police within shortest possible time.
2)    A copy of such order should be mailed / faxed or sent by hand to the Police Station and to the State/District Child Protection Unit seeking necessary support in dealing with the cases.
3)    In case of no response from Police, there must be a follow-up in a time bound manner. Matter must be brought to the knowledge of the senior police officers for necessary action. The State / District-CPU should also be kept informed about action taken.
4)    Make efforts to locate the whereabouts of the victim and provide assistance by way of counselling, medical etc.

1.     Section 366A of Indian Penal Code- Procuring of minor girl
2.     Section 366B of Indian Penal Code - Importation of girl from foreign country
3.     Section 367 of Indian Penal Code - Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous hurt, slavery, etc
4.     Section 372 of Indian Penal Code - Selling minor for purposes of prostitution etc.
5.     Section 373 of Indian Penal Code - Buying minor for purposes of prostitution.
6.     Section 375 of Indian Penal Code- Rape
7.     Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code- Punishment for rape
8.     Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code- Unnatural offences
9.     Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code- Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty
10.   Section 511 of the Indian Penal Code- Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment
11.    Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice (CPC) Act 2000
12.   Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012

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