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Curriculum: Minerva Public School strictly follows the curriculum and syllabus laid down by CBSE, New Delhi. At MPS curriculum is designed keeping in mind multi-dimensional child centric approach. It is both interactive and pragmatic. We nurture children to be confident; self sufficient have independent thought process and a never ending urge for learning.

 

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Sexual Harassment

MINERVA PUBLIC SCHOOL

(AFFILATED TO CBSE NEW DELHI, Affiliation No. 730099)

COMMITTEE AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT`CHILD ABUSEMANAGEMENT COMMITTEE'

 
   


With regard to the Supreme Court Judgment and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places and schools, CBSE has issued circulars since 2004 to all the schools, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and bullying at the schools. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act & Rules, 2012 deals with all manners of sexual offences, reporting mechanisms and subsequent penal consequences. Keeping this in mind, the Government of J&K hopes to tackle the issues with a set of multidisciplinary prevention guidelines which are supported by legal provisions under the Juvenile Justice (Care and

Protection of Children) Rules, 2009 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act7 2012. These guidelines serve as a method for numerous stakeholders from teachers to community welfare associations to the police to ensure that all possible steps are taken to prevent Child Abuse and empower children to "recognize symptoms of potentially abusive situations. It has further advised the schools to be proactive by developing a conducive atmosphere on the campus, where the status of woman/ girl student is respected and they are treated equally without any bias or discrimination. Keeping the above guidelines in view, Minerva Public School has constituted a Committee Against Sexual

Harassment…

COMPOSITION

The Committee consists of members of the faculty, administration, service staff and students' representatives. The members of the committee for the current academic year 2019-20 are:

S.No

Name

Address

Occupation

Designation

Contact No.

1

Ruhy Sharma

Ward No.1 Shahidi Chowk kathua

Teacher   Minerva Public School Barnoti

Chairperson

7006448181

2

Mahi Paul Sharma

Ward No.4 Krishana Colony Kathua

Business-man

Secretary

9419151303

3

Preeti Sharma

Bhagwati Nagar Kathua

Teacher   Minerva Public School Barnoti

Member

7780941238

4

Rajni Sharma

Ward No. 1 Ramnik Vihar Kathua

Teacher   Minerva Public School Barnoti

Member

9596945981

5.

Jyoti Sharma

Ward No. 4 Kathua

Doctor

Member

9419208090

6

Adarsh Paul

Ward No. 9 Kathua

Govt. Teacher

Member

9697625700

7

Sheetal Sharma

Ward No.4 Krishana Colony Kathua

Private Employee

Member

9414988019


 


 


 


SECTION I FUNDAMENTALS OF CHILD PROTECTION

$1·      What is a Child ProtectionPolicy?

A Child Protection Policy is a statement of intent that demonstrates the commitment to safeguarding children from harm and makes clear to all in an institution and who come into contact with it what is required in relation to the protection of children, and that child abuse in any form isunacceptable.

Though the main purpose of the policy is to protect children from all forms of harm and create an enabling environment, it is also a tool to enhance the commitment of the organization to provide a child friendly environment through sensitizing persons associated and enforcing thispolicy.

$1·         What is ChildAbuse?

Child abuse means any form of maltreatment inflicted on a child including physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse.

Indicators of Abuse:

Physical & Sexual Abuse

$1·   Unexplained burns, cuts, bruises or welts in the shape of anobject

$1·   Bitemarks

$1·   Anti social, violent and/or abrasivebehavior

$1·   Problems inschool

$1·   Fear ofadults

$1·   Drug or alcoholabuse

$1·   Self destructive or suicidalbehavior

$1·   Depression or poor self image

Emotional Abuse

$1·   Nightmares andbedwetting

$1·   Drastic changes inappetite

$1·   Over compliance or excessiveaggression

$1·   Fear of a particularperson

$1·   Withdrawal, secretiveness ordepression

$1·   Suicidalbehavior

$1·   Eating disorders

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Article 23

Parties recognize that a mentally or physically disabled child should enjoy a full and decent life, in conditions which ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child's active participation in thecommunity.

Article 28

Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that school discipline is administered in a manner consistent with the child's human dignity and in conformity with the present Convention.

Article 34

Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.

$1(a)   The inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful sexualactivity;

$1(b)  The exploitative use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexualpractices;

$1(c)   The exploitative use of children in pornographic performances andmaterials.

Legal framework for Child Protection in India/J&K

$1A.      The Constitution of India

$1B.  The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,2012

$1C.  The Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and The Delhi Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Rules,2009

$1D.  The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act,2009

SECTION II

Appropriate Standards of Behavior for Staff & Employees Adults should:

$1i.   Provide an enabling environment for children's personal, physical, social, emotional, moral and intellectualdevelopment.

$1ii.   Encourage and respect other employee's and children's voices andviews.

$1iii.Be inclusive and involve all children without selection or exclusion on the basis of gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or any otherstatus.

$1iv.Be aware of the potential for peer abuse (eg: children bullying, discriminating against, victimizing or abusingchildren).


$1v.  Develop special measures/supervision to protect younger and especially vulnerable children from peer and adultabuse.

$1vi.   Be aware of high risk peer situations (eg: unsupervised mixing of older and younger children and possibility of discrimination againstminors).

$1vii.Avoid placing oneself in a compromising or vulnerable situation when meeting with children.

$1viii.Meet with a child in a public, central location wheneverpossible.

$1ix.   Immediately report the circumstances of any situation which occurs which may be subject tomisinterpretation.

$1x.     Make oneself aware and educated on the laws, rules and guidelines related to child protection as amended from time totime.

Inappropriate/Offensive behavior for staff and employees:

i. Hit or otherwise physically assault a child. ii.

Turn out a child from the residential facility.

$1iii.   Use language that will mentally or emotionallyabuse

$1iv.   Show discrimination of race, culture, age, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, political persuasion or any otherstatus.

$1v.   Develop a sexual relation with achild.

$1vi.   Kiss, hug, fondle, rub or touch a child in an inappropriate or culturally insensitiveway.

$1vii.  Do things of a personal nature that a child could do for him/herself, including dressing, bathing andgrooming.

$1viii.Initiate physical contact unless initiated by the child (eg: holdinghands).

$1ix.   Suggest inappropriate behavior or relations of anykind.

$1x.   Allow children to engage in sexually provocative games with eachother.

$1xi.   Stand aside when they see inappropriate actions inflicted by children on other children because it is frequent andcommonplace.

Behavior Protocols for volunteers & staff members:

$1i.     Should not give cash or any kind of gifts directly to the children, but always channelize the same throughofficials.

$1ii.   Should not collect photos, videos, or stories of children and/or upload the same on blogs or any social networking sites without prior permission from theauthority.

$1iii.Should not ask personal details of the child without a certain reason and if known, then not to divulge it toothers.


$1iv.  Should not enter without accompanying staff to girls or boys residentialfacilities without prior permission fromauthority.

$1v.  Should not ask any child to meet alone outsidecampus.

Complaint Mechanism:

$1i.   Children in institutional care or their representatives can make individual requests or complaints to the director / management of theinstitution.

$1ii.  In case of complaints against professional staff such as nurses or teachers, among others, working with and for children, a complaint can be made tothe MonitoringCommittee.

$1iii.  The Committee will appoint a person responsible for attending to allcomplaints brought before it in a time bound and confidentialmanner.

SECTION III

Disciplinary Action

The disciplinary action will be commensurate with the nature of the violation (students)


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Warning Written apology

Bond of good behavior

Debarring entry into hostel /campus Suspension for specific period of time Withholding results

Debarring from exams

Debarring from contesting elections

Debarring from holding leadership posts or membership of Committees

Expulsion

Denial of admission

Any other relevant mechanism


The disciplinary action will be commensurate with thenature of the violation (employees)

i.          W a r n i ng

ii.        Writtenapology

i i i.      Bond of goodbehavior

iv.       Adverse remark in the Confidential Report v.            Debarring from supervisorydutie

$1vi.               Denial of membership of statutorybodies

$1vii.              Denial of re-employment

$1viii.            Stopping of increments/promotion

$1ix.               Reverting ,demotion

$1x.                 Suspension

$1xi.               Dismissal

$1xii.              Any otherrelevant