A Study of Awareness of POCSO Act 2012 amongst faculty of Private Medical College at Chennai


Authors : Yasvanth. S, Dr. Shruthi. P

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 11 - November

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Children though are national asset, constitute one of the vulnerable section of our society. Proactive scheduling and stipulation of services to children is an asset for the future of our country. Recently, child care and protection has emerged as a precedence area for the Government .The objective of the study was to assess and analyze the awareness of POCSO act amongst the faculty of private medical college at Chennai. 100 participants took part in this cross sectional study which revealed that 51% of them were aware of the POCSO Act 2012 . Almost one third of them (35% ) felt that child below 13 yrs come under the POCSO Act 2012.The study results implies the need to have more educational sessions for the teachers regarding the provisions in the POCSO Act.

Keywords : Child Sexual Abuse, Awareness, POCSO, Faculty, Medical College.

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