Delhi govt seeks feedback on child abuse guidelines
Nearly a month after proposing stringent guidelines for schools and institutions for prevention of child abuse, the social welfare department on Thursday asked the state education and women and child development department to submit their views and plans on implementing the guidelines.
"Departments who are responsible for the implementation should be given a chance to express their views on the said guidelines," said social welfare minister Kiran Walia who held a meeting with all concerned departments on Thursday.
As per the guidelines, no candidate with a criminal record of sexual and/or physical violence will be recruited for any position within any school - private or public - or any institution dealing with children less than the age of 18 years. The guidelines on prevention for the child abuse have been formulated by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
The final draft of the policy has already been put up on the government website inviting comments.