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CHILD RIGHTS LAW IN INDIA: POLICIES AND PRACTICE Advocate Aanya Bhatnagar


India has about 440 million children 0-18 years of age. They constitute about 40 percent of the population. These children are a demographic dividend and a big asset for the country. Children due to their tender age and developing mind are dependent on adults for their nurturing and therefore, need special care and protection. Socially and physically children are the weakest member of society.

Children grow and develop well when they have secure and positive relationships with caregivers who have knowledge and skills about how to raise children.

However, many children in India do not reach their full potential because of many reasons like poverty, disability, discrimination due to gender, race, caste and geographical location, and unfavorable environments like conflict, abuse, and violence. They do not receive adequate nutrition, health and care, and lack opportunities in life. These children and their families can be helped.

Children need to be protected from all forms of violence, abuse, and exploitation. They also need to be protected from disease, poor nutrition, and poor health. This means preventing what might happen to damage and hurt a child which will impact his/her physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

Children have certain rights like the right to life, right to health, right to education, and right against exploitation. Failure to ensure children’s right to protection adversely affects all rights.

Many children often have their rights violated.  Care and Educational professionals working with children play an important role in ensuring that the rights of children in their care are fulfilled. They have certain obligations to ensure that children's rights are not violated.

This training course is divided into 5 modules- Introduction, Understanding Child Development, Understanding Child Abuse, and Child Protection, Learning about Child Rights and Child Legislation, and Redressal Mechanism.

This training course is intended for professionals working with children, for example, school teachers, child care institutions e.g. orphanage, foster care, government staff, and non - government organizations looking after children.

The course is planned not only to give knowledge but also to inspire and motivate participants to provide conducive environment for children where they grow and develop to their full potential.

 

Aims and learning objectives for the course are:

We hope that by the end of this course participants

  • Learn about child development and its importance.
  • Understand child abuse and child protection issues.
  • Describe the consequence of child abuse on child development.
  • Have a better understanding of children’s rights and why they are important.
  • Identify violations of children’s rights in their work.
  • Learn about Child legislation and the Redressal mechanism and how to implement this in their work.

 

Other important information about this ONLINE Course:

  • Maximum Duration to complete the Course: 30 Days
  • Course Fees: Rs. 4,000/- (Several Payment Options Available: Credit & Debit Cards, Cheque, Demand Draft, Cash, Wire Transfer – NEFT, PayTM)
  • Online Evaluation Method: Based on “Multiple Choice Question (MCQs)” and an “Assignment Submission” of 500 words.
  • The score of the online examination will be taken as final result and Grade will be assigned as per the following scheme: Grade A – 80-100, Grade B – 65-79, Grade C – 50-64, Reattempt – Below 50
  • Next Batch: Each IALM course starts immediately after payment. Students can register online for the course at any time. Upon payment of fees and registration, the present Course will start immediately. 

Type Lesson Title Time
MODULE 1 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT 10 Hrs
MODULE 2 - CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD PROTECTION 9 Hrs
MODULE 3 - CHILD RIGHTS 8 Hrs
MODULE 4 - CHILD POLICIES AND LAWS 9 Hrs
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