Bangalore Police Commissioner, M N Reddi,   stressed upon upgrading the awareness and knowledge among police officers about POCSO.

“The workshop we have organised today is in collaboration with the Karnataka State Commission for Child Rights and also an NGO called World Vision. The purpose is to upgrade the awareness and knowledge in the police officers about the POCSO Act, as also to help them to understand the processes and steps that are to be taken as per law in case of an offence reported about sexual abuse of a child, whether it’s a boy or a girl,” said M N Reddi.

The city of Bangalore and the issue of child safety featured in news when a student of first grade, in one of the city’s schools was assaulted by the skating instructor on July 02 who was arrested on July 20.

Senior Manager of World Vision, Wesley said they were working with the government to resolve the issue of child protection.

“World Vision has been working across the country on child protection, and you know recently there is a spate of incidents relating to child protection in Bangalore. Since we’ve been working in this city for last 20 years, we thought we’ll address this issue in collaboration with the government. When we were analysing, we felt there is a capacity issue, of course government has been doing a great job in trying to address this issue, but still the information relating to the provisions of POCSO Act is not so widely made available to the people,” said Wesley.

The workshop had documentaries and presentations on this issue.

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