Child Safety, Welfare and Well-being

Issues and Challenges

  • Sibnath Deb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Nature and Extent of Child Abuse and Neglect

  3. Child Rights and Its Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Bernadette J. Madrid, Dian Traisci-Marandola
      Pages 117-140
  4. Rights of Vulnerable Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Seema Sahay, Archana Verma, Suhas Shewale, Murugesan Periyasamy
      Pages 175-187
    3. N. K. Chadha, Vandana Gambhir Chopra
      Pages 205-217
    4. Prerna Sharma
      Pages 219-238
    5. Neela Dabir, K. Anuradha, Raji Satyamurthy
      Pages 279-296
  5. Protective Measures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Stefanie Platt, Juhayna Ajami, Nicole Kluemper, Robert Geffner, Morgan Shaw, Alexandra Assalley
      Pages 313-333
    3. Sue Foley, Jenny Rose, Liana Lowenstein
      Pages 351-357
    4. Lucia C. A. Williams, Sabrina M. D’Affonseca
      Pages 359-366

About this book


This volume presents the unique features of child abuse and neglect and discusses proposed as well as experimented protective measures to create awareness about child rights and their implementation. Divided into four sections, the volume discusses (a) the nature and prevalence of child abuse and neglect, risk factors and impact; (b) issues pertaining to child rights with regard to nutrition, health and education; (c) rights of children with disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and in circumstances like disaster and adoption; and (d) field-based experiences of researchers in protecting child rights and preventing child abuse. The most important contribution of this volume is in providing an analysis of the current legal scenario of child protection, emphasizing the rights of different sections of vulnerable children. Professionals and academics specializing in this area from different academic backgrounds and regions have contributed chapters to this volume, creating a global and multidisciplinary forum for discussion. This volume is important for a wide range of professionals and researchers from the social sciences, law, medicine, and behavioral sciences. It is also beneficial for policy makers and law enforcement agencies working with children.


Adoption and maltreatment of children Child abuse and neglect in India Child custody cases Child labour and its impact Child sexual abuse in Brazil Child sexual abuse in trusted relationships Children in war zones Corporal punishment of children Cyberbullying Education for vulnerable children Legal aspects of sexual abuse in India Male circumcision laws Mandatory reporting laws against child abuse Rights of children during disasters Rights of children to health and education Rights of children with HIV/AIDS Rights of children with disabilities

Editors and affiliations

  • Sibnath Deb
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PsychologyPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2424-2
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2425-9
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