Doctors To Be Sensitized On Child Abuse

Sexual harassment and child abuse in the school premises
  • Indian Medical Association and United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have come together to launch a nation-wide initiative aimed at safeguarding children against abuse.
  • Doctors are encountering an alarming increase in the number of cases of child abuse and are most often uninformed regarding the standard procedure involved such as :
    • type of questions to be asked,
    • documenting and amassing evidence,
    • provide reassurance and
    • report it to authorities in time.
  • This program aims to increase the awareness in doctors and sensitizing through sessions on how to identify child abuse, workshops and an information booklet.
  • The abuser is most often a person in a position of trust or authority, with cases being reported even in schools despite corporal punishment being banned. This affects the children not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally.
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Exams Perspective:

  1. United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
  2. Programmes for welfare of Children