''DCP (East) Naazneen Bhasin added, '' It is very significant that these guidelines have been prepared with inputs from concerned parents, NGOs, members of civil & police administration, judiciary, media, experts in related fields of child safety/psychology. This has become a citizens' movement because safety of our children is everyone's concern. The guiding principle is 'parents to be empowered, schools to be sensitized' and through it we hope to make every school in Gurgaon a completely safe zone for children.''
Legal and child safety experts present at the panel discussion endorsed the view that child safety can be greatly enhanced if schools, parents and the police partner together in this important effort. An eminent legal expert added that schools cannot write off their responsibility by getting parents to sign off on any document, as this is against the law, and the school has a very clear responsibility for safety of the child while in their care, be at school, on a school bus or a school trip"Mr Alok Mittal added: It is important that all 3 stakeholders work together on this critical aspect that directly impacts safety of our children.
Mr Alok Mittal added: It is important that all 3 stakeholders work together on this critical aspect that directly impacts safety of our children.
A parent said, ''We total agree with the view that it is better to prevent a crime that have to call in the police to solve it later, and are very glad that Gurgaon Police has taken this initiative. It will help bring all schools to a level which ensures basic safety of all children.''
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