KOHIMA, JULY 10: As per data available with Child Welfare Committee (CWC), between April 1 and June 30 this year, 64 cases of children in need of care and protection were registered in the State, informed Child Protection Services (CPS), Nagaland.
Of the cases registered within the 3 months, more than 18 were crimes against children, CPS Nagaland added.
There were 10 cases of physical abuse and 8 cases of child sexual abuse including molestation and attempted rape, and 22 cases of ‘missing, found and runaway children’.
Children in need of care and protection can be defined as those children in difficult, vulnerable, or at risk circumstances; and is further categorised into homeless or street children/beggars, orphaned/abandoned and destitute children, working children ~ child labour, abused children ~ victim of physical/emotional/sexual abuse or neglect, children who are victims of exploitation and trafficking, children engaged in substance abuse, children in conflict and disaster situations, children in families ‘at risk’, differently-abled children, mentally-ill children, HIV/AIDS infected/affected children and children victim/at risk of child marriage.
CPS Nagaland also informed that in the span of 3 months, there have been 23 cases of children in conflict with law, which was registered with Juvenile Justice Board.
Child in conflict with law is defined as a child who is alleged or found to have committed an offence and has not completed 18 years of age on the date of commission of such offence.
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