POLICY NAME: CHILD PROTECTION POLICY (CPP)

AS PER PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENCES (POCSO) Act guidelines.

INTRODUCTION

In accordance with the government regulation for The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012., Sat Paul Mittal School has adopted (POCSO) act as part of the Child Protection Policy ,for ensuring happy and safe environment for all its stakeholders during effective implementation of its curriculum.

Child Protection is the school’s commitment to safeguard children from harm and abuse. The policy aims to create a safe and positive environment for children and importantly specifies stakeholders’ responsibilities and roles in the protection of children. At Sat Paul Mittal School, the child protection mandate is reflected not only in the policies but also in every aspect of the school administration and management including in staff recruitment, training and teaching learning transactions that would impact interactions between teachers, students, the school environment and parents – rendering them more child centric.

SCOPE

The policy will apply to all people related to the school and who come in direct or indirect contact with children. This Policy encompasses guidelines for safety and protection of children that includes physical, emotional and personal safety, protection from corporal punishment, sexual abuse, cyber-crime, and emergencies and disasters. The Policy comprises the following key elements to guide the behaviour and practices of personnel and individuals in relation to the school such as

  • Creating a child safe and child sensitive school environment
  • Prevention of child abuse – dealing with various forms of child abuse including corporal punishment
  • Responding to Child Safety Violations - Complaints mechanisms and response, procedures.
  • Recruitment and capacity building of personnel.
  • Disciplinary action for misconduct.
  • Monitoring and Review that includes self-assessment, feedback mechanisms and reporting.
OBJECTIVES
  • To promote a safe and positive environment in school, conducive for learning and development, in partnership with children in line with the ‘The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012’ guidelines.
  • To ensure compliance in line with and define practices for the same.
  • To create awareness about THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENCES (POCSO) ACT, 2012’ for all its stakeholders (Internal or External).
  • To help all stakeholders to understand their role and school’s role in ensuring a safe environment for its children.
  • To set in place mechanisms for awareness, redressal, monitoring, and review of the implementation of the child protection standards.
SUPPORTING STRUCTURE
The Child Protection Committee (“CPC”)*

The school shall constitute a Child Protection Committee with the following composition:

  • Head of the Institution, as the Chairperson – (Mrs Bhupinder Gogia)
  • Member Governing Council – (Ms Sunanda Joshi).
  • The Child Protection Officer – (Ms Neha Sehgal).
  • Head Senior School –(Mr. Gautam Madhok)
  • Two teachers-One teacher from senior school and one teacher from junior school – (Ms Puja Chopra and Ms Amar Nain).
  • A Parent member from Parent School Committee – (Ms SamitaMunjal).
  • Two or more students from 8th standard or higher classeswith equal gender Representation - (Head boy/Head girl).
  • School Administrative Officer – (Mr Neeraj Thakur).

*As per Govt. Notification (Ministry of Women and Child Development)

disclosure

To ensure confidentiality, a dedicated e-mail-id for the Internal Complaint Committee, support_pocso@satpaulmittalschool.org been created for the employees, for sending sexual harassment related complaints. This email id can be accessed only by members of the InternalCommittee. Any complaint that comes to the Internal Committee will be dealt with appropriately, sensitively and confidentially in the most judicious and un-biased manner within the defined time frame.

TIMELINE
    Committee meetingWithin 3 working days of reporting the event.
    Closure of caseWithin 90 days

Note: The Governing Council of School has revised the CHILD PROTECTION POLICY. This revised policy is with effect from 11.07.2020