The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012
Submitted by dahimaz on 01 November 2017
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (PoCSO) Act 2012 extends to the whole of India. It has been enacted to promote a child’s right to safety, security, and protection from sexual abuse. It aims to protect children from being forced or coerced to engage in sexual activity and the exploitive use of the children in prostitution and pornographic material.
The Act establishes procedure for the protection of a child through all stages of judicial process and gives paramount importance to the principle of “best interest of the child”. In sex trafficking cases where the victim is a minor offences under PoCSO are applicable.
The Manodhairya Victim Compensation Scheme extends to victims of offences under the PoCSO Act.