Although in essence a service project, the Community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Project engaged in work with systems and policies, for in the absence of policy, advocacy and systemic work, the child rights and protection element, so critical to child mental health, would be lost. Thus, aside from services and capacity building the Project has participated in state Juvenile Justice rule drafting processes, review of POCSO Act and assisting the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on issues relating to child sexual abuse and juvenile justice.

Child Related Laws / Guidelines

CARA Regulation
Juvenile Justice act 2015
Mental Healthcare Act, 2017
NCPCR Guidelines for elimination of corporal punishment
POCSO Act 2012
Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (English)
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

Child Sexual Abuse Legal Processes / SOPs

Child-Friendly Medico-Legal Processes-converted
Child-Friendly Systemic Responses to CSA Nov 2015
Concept Note for DCP
Identifying Trauma and Abuse in Child Care Institutions NIMHANS Guidelines
POCSO 2012 in Action