Child Protection Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Get to know Indian Child Protection law through our set of frequently asked questions on our FAQ page, and from the Child Protection Law PDFs below

FAQs

Conference Reports

Consultation Report On Promoting Non-Institutional Alternative Care (NIAC) in Rajasthan

In July of this year, we joined hands with the Rajasthan Government Department of Child Rights and UNICEF India. During two days we launched the first ‘Rules” on Foster Care in the history of the state. 82 people attended from around the world.

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Child Protection Laws & Guidelines in India

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Ammendment Act, 2006

An Act to ammend The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act of 2000…

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The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

An Act to provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen…

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Foster Care Scheme – Vatsalya

Foster Care is a family based non-institutional child care programme that provides temporary/substitute care for children in difficult circumstances, for example…

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Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act and Rules

Objective: The object of the Act is to provide for the abolition of bonded labour system with a view to preventing the economic and physical exploitation of the weaker sections of the people and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto….

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The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012

Further to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Be in enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows…

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The Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 and Rules

Social legislation is designed to protect the interest of a class of society who, because of their economic conditions, deserves such protection. With a view to pass the test of reasonable classification t…

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Draft Delhi Foster Care Rules, 2009

34. Foster Care. (1) For children who cannot be placed in adoption, order shall be issued by the competent authority in form XVII for carrying out foster care, as given in sub-section…

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The Factories Act, 1948

An Act to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories…

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The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890

This Act shall be read subject to every enactment heretofore or hereafter passed relating to any Court of Wards by 3] any competent Legislature, authority or person in…

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The Integrated Child Protection Scheme

India is home to almost 19% of the world’s children. More than one third of the country’s population, around 440 million, is below 18 years….

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The Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Food Act, 1992

An act to provide for the regulation and production, supply and distribution of infant milk substitutes, feeding bottles and infant food….

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The Information Technologies Act, 2000

An Act to provide legal recognition for transactions carried out by means of electronic data interchange and other means of electronic communication, commonly referred to as “electronic commerce”….

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The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956

An Act to provide in pursuance of the International Convention signed at New York on the 9th day of May, 1950, for the prevention of immoral traffic…

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The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to juveniles in conflict with law and children in
need of care and protection…

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The National Policy for Children, 1974

The nation’s children are a supremely important asset. Their nurture and solicitude are our responsibility…

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The Orphanages and Other Charitable Home (Supervision and Control) Act, 1960

An Act to provide for the supervision and control of orphanages, homes for neglected women or children, and other like institutions…

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The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006

An Act to provide for the prohibition of solemnisation of child marriages…

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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules, 2012

An Act to protect children from sexual offences…

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The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex-Section) Act, 1994

An Act to provide for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception, and for regulation of
pre-natal diagnostic techniques…

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The Prohibition of Offenders Act, 1958

An Act to provide for the release of offenders on probation or afterdue admonit

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The Scheduled Castes and the scheduled tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes…

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The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012

An Act to protect children from acts of sexual offence, sexual harassment, and pornography…

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Rajasthan Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules, 2011

An Act to provide justice for abandoned juveniles…

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The Transplant of Human Organs Act, 1994

An Act to provide for the regulation of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs…

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Final Act of the United Nations Conference for the Adoption of a Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

The General Assembly of the United Nations, by its resolution 39/141 of 14 December 1984, requested the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, “taking into consideration Article 62, paragraph 3…

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