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DCPOs training on POCSO Act organised in Kohima

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/2/2020 12:13:47 PM IST

State Child Protection Society (SCPS), Child Protection Services (CPS), department of Social Welfare, Nagaland, organised training for district child protection officers (DCPOs) on the implementation of Protection of Children from Sexual Abuse Act (POCSO) 2012 at Hotel Ura, Kohima on November 2.  

A press release by CPS Nagaland stated that, DCPOs from 11 districts participated at the training, which started with the pledge on “Jan Andolan Campaign” to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
DCPOs play an important part in coordinating and supervising the implementation of the ICPS and all other child protection activities at the district level including monitoring and supervision of all child care institutions, projects and programs. The training was organised with the objective to enhance the knowledge of the participants about the various provision in the POCSO Act, 2012 to be implemented at the district level.
POCSO Act was enacted in 2012 for the protection of children from the offenses of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography, while safeguarding the interests of the child at every stage of the judicial process by incorporating child-friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation, and speedy trial of offenses through designated Special Courts. The Act was notified on November 11, 2016 in Nagaland and thereby Nagaland Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules 2017 was framed and notified on February 10, 2020.

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