Name the Full Form of POCSO

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : July 5th, 2022

To tackle the heinous offences of sexual nature against children and young adults, the Ministry of Women and Child Development introduced the POCSO Act in 2012. The amended bill was moved by Smriti Irani in 2019.

The POCSO full form stands for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences. The purpose of enacting this Act was to safeguard children from sexual crimes and harassment which is extremely prevalent.


The POCSO full form stands for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences

Due to the POCSO Act, the reporting of cases related to the abuse of children has become compulsory. This includes cases where a child has been abused by someone in a position of trust with the child. Also, if an adult is aware of such cases but does not report them, they can be jailed for 6 months or charged with a fine.

Moreover, the Act mentions reporting false cases or false information and further outlines punishment for child traffickers who complained of sexual harassment and more. Under this Act, the judicial process to report, investigate and record evidence has become child friendly. 


What is the POCSO Full Form?

The POCSO full form is the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences and it is an Act that was created to protect people under the age of 18 from sexual offences. The Act has made it easier to report sexual crimes and has outlined punishment for the offenders. Lastly, it has made the reporting, recording and investigating of such crimes more child friendly and will help reduce sexual abuse against children.


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