Child Protection Policy

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THE CHILD PROTECTION POLICY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

STATISTICS

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I II III IV-A IV-B V VI -

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59 1 4 2 4 22 3 0 1

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VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII-

5 2 4 1 1 2 1

CHILD ABUSE AND RELATED COMPLAINTS REFERRED TO CENTRAL OFFICE
AS OF AUGUST, 2010 TO PRESENT

Physical, Verbal and Sexual Abuse and Violence inflicted by Teachers & Other School Personnel

A. 3 out of 10 children in Grades 1-3 and almost 5 out of 10 from high school experience physical violence (such as pinching and hitting) committed by teachers;
B. Approximately 4 out of 10 children in Grades 1-3 and 7
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It includes, but is not limited to the following acts: 1. 2. 3. 4. Physical violence Sexual violence Psychological violence Other acts of violence



“Corporal Punishment” - refers to a kind of punishment or penalty imposed for an alleged or actual offense, which is carried out or inflicted, for the purpose of discipline, training or control, by a teacher, school administrator, an adult, or any other child who has been given or has assumed authority or responsibility for punishment or discipline.



“Bullying or Peer Abuse” – refers to willful aggressive behavior that is directed towards a particular victim who may be out-numbered, younger, weak, with disability, less confident, or otherwise vulnerable, more particularly: a. Bullying b. Cyber-bullying

3. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOLS


Ensure the institution of effective child protection policies and procedures and monitor compliance thereof;
Ensure that the school adopts a child protection policy, organize and convene Child Protection Committee (CPC) for the school; Conduct the capacity building activities for the members of the CPC and Guidance Counselors/Teachers; Ensure that the participatory and other rights of children are respected and upheld in all matters and procedures affecting their welfare; Coordinate with appropriate offices and other agency or
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