Laws & Child Rights

A Welfare Trust For Persons With Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities

What is the National Trust?
The Government of India has established a Trust to govern the management of a one time grant of Rs 100 crore meant for the long term care and support ...

The Mental Healthcare Act & The Mental Healthcare Bill

What are the Mental Health Act and Mental Health Care Bill?
The Mental Health Act is meant to regulate institutions for mental health care and provide for procedures for admissions of ...

How Central and State Commissions Help Protect Your Child’s Rights

What are Commissions for Protection of Child Rights?
The Commissions for Protection of Child Rights are established at the Central and State levels to ensure speedy trials of offenses against children ...

How The Indian Constitution Protects Rights of Persons With Disabilities

What can you do if your rights under the disability laws are violated?
A person who has been denied their rights by the government or any government-funded authority can seek to ...

Fundamental Rights Under the Constitution for People with Disabilities

What are your child’s fundamental rights under the Constitution?
Part III of the Constitution of India lays down the six fundamental rights guaranteed to all citizens, and in some cases, even to ...

The Persons With Disabilities Act

Which disabilities are covered under the Persons with Disabilities Act? Persons with disabilities under the 1995 Act are those who have been certified to have more than 40% of the following ...

Rehabilitation Council of India Act

What is the Rehabilitation Council of India Act?
The Rehabilitation Council of India Act was meant to regulate the training of rehabilitation professionals in India, who work with persons with disabilities. ...

Right to Education for Children with Special Needs

As a parent, you’d be happy to know that the government has provided certain special provisions for the education of your child. To begin with, the Right of Children to ...

How You Can Stop Sexual Abuse Against A Child With Disability

What is POCSO?
The Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences Act was enacted in 2012 to address sexual abuse of children (defined to be till the age of 18 years) in ...

How The Juvenile Justice Act Protects Children With Disabilities

What is the Juvenile Justice Act?
The Juvenile Justice Act covers two important groups of children (from ages 0 to 18) considered to be the most vulnerable – one are children ...