The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 came into force with effect from 14th November, 2012.

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National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported that total number of child pornography/rape and gang rape complaints lodged in National Cybercrime Reporting Portal (NCRP) from 01.03.2020 to 18.09.2020 is 13244. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) reported that 420 cases of child sexual abuse were received by NCPCR from 01.03.2020 to 31.08.2020 via online portals, helplines and other media. Childline India Foundation (CIF) reported that 3941 calls were received by CIF regarding child sexual cases from 01.03.3030 to 15.09.2020. POCSO Act protects children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography.

Reporting of Offence

One of the most important provisions under this law is that any person who has apprehension that an offence under this law is likely to be committed or has knowledge that such an offence has been committed, must report it to appropriate authorities. It also states that any personnel of media, hotel, lodge, hospital, club, studio or photographic facilities, must report to authorities if they come across any material or object which is sexually exploitative of children. Failure to report under this law also leads to punishment with imprisonment and fine. 

We can, therefore, assist with the following Services:

Formulation of an Internal Policy on Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses

Creation of Toolkit

Creation of Process Document for Reporting and Handling of Complaints

Providing Reporting Officer

Conducting Age Sensitive Programs for Children

Conducting Training Programs for Professionals working with Children, Parents & Reporting Officers

Legal Advisory

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What Our Clients Say

POSH at work team have done the Gender Sensitization – awareness programs at VJTI for students and staff. These programs were conducted very well by them. All sessions were very informative. The team was extremely sincere, punctual, cooperative and professional. Starting from what is sexual harassment to every aspect of the Law was covered in a systematic manner. All the students and staff highly appreciated the sessions.

Dr. Prof. Meena S. Panse

Presiding Officer-VJTI ICC

I have known Shivangi for several years now and have had the opportunity to work with her and her team very closely on some matters. With respect to the legal expertise and knowledge she and Sana bring in and the softer aspects that Samriti brings in, shows how good a team they are and have a 360 degree view of what complaints of sexual harassment may entail and how they may need to be handled in different situations. They also have a very good understanding of different industries and industry specific challenges organizations may face and are excellent at explaining nuances while conducting training as well. Wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.

Arnaz Kotwal

Recently I was trying to read a few things on the issue and came across your website, I particularly liked your effort on the recent related legal cases. It gives the reader an edge and arms the person with recent updates in super simple language. I immediately called the number given on your website and congratulated you team member on the efforts.

Veenu Kakkar

Gender Spesialst and Trainer – Gender Sensitisation, POSH & Soft Skills

On behalf of Josh Talks, we would like to thank Sanya and the entire team of ‘poshatwork’ for sharing their time and knowledge with us. All the sessions were extremely well-structured, informative and strongly supported with easily understandable examples. Through the team’s diligent guidance and advice, we were able to strengthen the safety and diversity of our work place by drafting guidelines and filing reports. We would like to wish ‘poshatwork ‘all the best for all your future endeavours. Thank you.

Manish Pandey

Josh Talks

Thank you for the educative session on POSH that you made to our ICC members on March 17, 2017. The narrative was well-structured, lucid and reinforced by examples from real-life-like situations. An especially good touch, were the ‘caselets’ you put before participants, seeking their responses on how they would act in given situations, which made the session interesting and ensured participation.

Kashmira Mewawala

Head Business Development & Chief Ethics Counselor, Tata Capital Financial Services Limited

“Posh at work” has all required expertise to support an organization in setting up the IC and complying with other related laws and procedures. The initial session for IC members conducted by Sumali Natarajan was a very interactive session. It covered all related topics from basics to real time cases, laws amendments etc. I recommend this session to all ICs to be able to understand and execute the law/ related Org policies effectively.

Shyju Menon

Sr. HR Business Partner, Microchip, Bengaluru

Thank you POSH At Work for the knowledge session and hence enlightening us with the guidelines on POSH. The content was well-structured, and made it easy for each one of us to understand the importance of it. The real-life examples were an additional aid, and thus the entire workshop was made very interactive and exciting. Thank you once again! Hope to have more such awareness sessions by POSH At Work.

Ramita Seth

DLT Labs, New Delhi

POSH at Work is a unique combination of legal advisors and psychologist – one we didn’t come across while we were looking for assistance in complying with the law. You are doing a great job….All the best!

Aman Verma

Emergus India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

POSH at Work, a lot to offer in terms of expertise, experience and latest trends. The essentials of such specialised practice are present in the three verticals of the organisation. We appreciated the professional and practical approach while interacting with the team.

Ashish Bhakta

Partner ANB Legal

Indeed a refreshing part of the team of lawyers is a charming Psychologist who adds a much needed sensitive perspective to the law.

Senior Advocate

Bombay High Court

Interactive and practical approach of the team makes the training session informative and leaves you well versed with the topic at the end of the session. My favourite was the role playing that we did during the ICC training, keep up the good work, Cheers.

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Bangalore