In a welcoming transfer, Odisha’s Sundergarh Police have began an initiative ‘Ama Khusi Ama Suraksha’, aimed toward making each police station within the district child-friendly in a phased method as per the rules by the Nationwide Fee for Safety of Youngster Rights.
This transfer comes on the time when considerations over the security and safety of kids are being raised within the state of Odisha.
Not too long ago, one such child-friendly police station was inaugurated at Rajgangpur by the Western Vary Inspector Normal Kavita Jalan.
The undertaking will likely be launched in 5 police stations at Bhasma, Bargaon, Kutra, City and Biramitrapur.
Sundergarh Superintendent of police, Sagarika Nath, mentioned that the target was to make police personnel turn out to be extra approachable to youngsters in order that they had been in a position to report numerous offences with out hesitancy and provides their statements with out concern.
The initiative can even present psychological care and counselling to youngsters in misery, particularly those that have been sexually abused, reported The New Indian Express.
‘Ama Khusi Ama Suraksha’ is a platform to work together with youngsters and create consciousness amongst them about how the police stations perform, its every day actions and so forth. This may occasionally assist them realise law enforcement officials are their associates, added Nath.
The undertaking will likely be applied in three phases – infrastructure improvement, capability constructing and neighborhood participation.
Below infrastructure improvement, a separate room will likely be created on the police station premises having child-friendly decor, books and toys to supply a secure and calm environment to the youngsters. This room is known as as ‘Ananda Ghara’ and one child-welfare officer will likely be in control of this facility.
Two feminine personnel of every police station will likely be given coaching by authorized and psychology specialists to assist them cope with victims of bodily, sexual and psychological abuse and to behave as a hyperlink between their households and the authorized system.
The coaching module will include detailed data on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Safety of Kids) Act, POCSO Act, Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act, Youngster Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, Prohibition of Youngster Marriage Act, NCPCR tips together with little one and victims psychology.
The kids from numerous faculties can even be invited to the police station in a later stage, to spend a day on the services and perceive the functioning.
The initiative, named as ‘One Day at Your Police Station’, holds significance as police stations are sometimes the primary facility a baby is available in contact with whereas reporting or being suspected of any crime.