School Education Department of Tamil Nadu has been endorsed with a task of formulation of child protection policy in schools as early as possible. This has been initiated by Tamil Nadu Forum for Creche and Child Care Services at the 26th annual general body meeting. The Forum put forth that there was a minimum of 18 separate Central laws and guidelines relating to safety of children. In addition to these, the Tamil Nadu state government has issued their own set of guidelines relating to safety in schools. Despite so many regulations, their implementation was delayed with no monitoring system.
The forum made it imperative that the School Education Department should formulate and come up with child protection policy in schools as early as possible, the resolution said.