There are no proper checks or raids at children's shelters across Maharashtra. There is no official body to monitor them and there could be several children who are victims of child abuse in these shelters. Do you think this is also required on priority???
The lack of awareness amongst children / concerned adults about existing services was a primary reason for these services lacking success. Although, a comprehensive resource directory of existing services, a mandate of CHILDLINE, helps ensure optimum utilization of services.
A partnership between government and non- government organizations is essential to effectively reach out to children in need. The CHILDLINE strategy therefore elicits and encourages this partnership so essential for a child friendly protection system.
Most programs are not sympathetic to childrens decisions, views and opinions. They remain mere recipients of help without empathizing with their actual needs. This acts as a barrier for building trust amongst children. ...more
The 7 years maximum imprisonment is not enough. It should be a life term with attachment of all the assets of the accused.