Project CACA - Children Against Child Abuse

An online workshop on Project CACA was conducted on 20th, 23rd and 24th July 2020 for all the staff members to create awareness about the evil of Child Abuse. The programme was organised by an NGO, Social Axiom Insignia. The first session apprised the teachers of the Safety Workbook series prescribed by the School under the School's Child Safety Policy. The resource person, Mr. Pradeep, Director, Project CACA reiterated that preventing child abuse is the only way to guarantee complete safety of the child and the schools can play a significant role in addressing this issue. The second session focused on various laws to save children from mental and physical abuses of different kinds. The resource person talked at length about Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (2012) or POCSO Act. The third session was conducted by Ms.Nishtha Bakshi, Counselling Psychologist, Fortis Hospital. She sensitized the faculty about the various psychological aspects of Child Sexual Abuse. The focus was laid on how educators can handle the cases of Child Abuse and help the victims overcome the trauma.

The sessions were an eye-opener and dispelled notions about the way children are handled in a conventional set-up. Teachers' queries related to this sensitive subject were also addressed. The School Principal exhorted the teachers to be vigilant and well informed.

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