A three-day state level workshop on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 for police and other stakeholders was held in the Administrative Staff College in Khanapara, Guwahati.
The workshop which started from February 15 was organized by the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) in collaboration with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, New Delhi.
The workshop aims to focus on the development of the overall scenario of child protection in the state and to maximize the role of the police department in ensuring the moral and physical protection of the rights of children.
ASCPCR Chairperson, Dr Sunita Changkakati, stressed the need for the workshop due to the recent developments in child protection laws and policies in the state.
Surendra Kumar, IPS, Inspector General of Police, CID Assam, in his speech, emphasized on the need for drastic change in issues addressing protection of child rights. He also urged the fellow police participants to treat cases involving children with sensitivity in spite of manpower shortage.
He repeatedly urged the members of the police force to do whatever they can in ensuring the safety and protection of children in sensitive cases.