Supreme Court calls for framing State rules on selection, training, pay of support persons in POCSO cases

A support person is meant to provide information, emotional and psychological support, and practical assistance which are often crucial to the recovery of the child in POCSO cases, the Court observed.
Supreme Court, POCSO Act
Supreme Court, POCSO Act

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a slew of guidelines on the selection, functioning, and pay of "support persons" to assist victims and their families in cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act). [Bachpan Bachao Andolan vs Union of India and ors]

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