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Child Protection Policy

DepEd order no.40,s.2012 Prepared by: Roserene M. Cabañero 10.22.12

Roserene Cabanero

on 22 October 2012

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Transcript of Child Protection Policy

DepEd Order No. 40, s. 2012 Section 8 Child Protection Policy A. CHILD
refers to any person below eighteen (18) years of age
or those over but are unable to fully take care of themselves or protect themselves E. “ Child Protection” programs, services, procedures and structures that are intended to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation, discrimination and violence. Thank you for listening SECTION 3 B. Children in School bonafide pupil, students or learners who are enrolled in the basic education system C. Pupil, Student or Learner a child who regularly attends classes D. School Personnel persons, singly or collectively working in a public or private school. C. Academic Personnel B.Other School Officials A. SCHOOL HEAD

chief executive officer or administrator D. Other

all other non-academic personnel in the school CLASSIFIED AS FOLLOWS: school officers
teachers, who are occupying supervisory positions all school personnel who are formally engaged in actual teaching service G. Guardians or Custodians F. Parents H. School Visitor or Guest biological parents
common-law spouse or partner of the parent legal guardians
foster parents
relatives or even non-relatives any person who visit the school
has any official business with the school
any person who does not have any official business I.Child Abuse maltreatment of a child
whether habitual or not Child Abuse includes any of the following:

1. psychological or physical abuse, neglect

2. any act by deeds or words which debases

3. unreasonable deprivation of the child’s basic needs for survival, such as food and shelter

4. failure to immediately give medical treatment to an injured child resulting in serious impairment J. Discrimination against Children refers to an act of exclusion, distinction, restriction or preference which is based on any ground such as:
sexual orientation
gender identity
national or social origin
being pregnant K. Child exploitation use of children for someone else’s advantage, gratification or profit Two main forms of child exploitation that are categorized: 1.Sexual exploitation
2.Economic exploitation L. Violence against children committed in schools single acts or series of acts committed by a school administrators, academic and non-academic personnel against a child It includes, but is not limited to, to the following act: 2.Sexual violence refers to acts that are sexual in nature
It includes, but is not limited to : 1. Physical violence refers to act that inflict bodily or physical harm. a. rape
sexual harassment
acts of lasciviousness c. acts of causing or attempting to cause the child
to engage in any sexual activity b. forcing the child to watch obscene publications
and indecent shows or forcing the child to do indecent
sexual acts 3. Psychological violence refers to acts or omissions

4. Other acts of violence of a physical, sexual or psychological nature M. Bullying or Peer Abuse willful aggressive behavior that is directed, towards a particular victim 1. Bullying- is committed when a student commits an act or a series of acts directed towards another student Such acts may consist of any one
or more of the following: a. Threats to inflict a person
b. Stalking
c. Taking of property
d. Public humiliation
e. Deliberate destruction or defacement
f. Physical violence
g. Demanding or requiring sex
h. restraining the liberty and freedom 2. Cyber-bullying
is any conduct defined in the preceding paragraph, as resulting in harassment, intimidation, or humiliation, through electronic means. N.Other acts of abuse by a pupil, student or learner other serious acts of abuse committed by a pupil, student or learner O. Corporal Punishment a kind of punishment or penalty imposed for an alleged or actual offense
but not limited to the following: 1. Blows
2. Striking
3. Pulling hair
4. Forcing a child to perform physically painful or damaging acts
5. Deprivation
6. Deliberate exposure to fire, ice, water, smoke, sunlight, rain, pepper, alcohol
7. Tying up a child
8. Confinement, imprisonment
9. Verbal abuse or assaults
10. Forcing a child to wear a sign, to undress or disrobe
11. Permanent confiscation of personal property of pupils
12. Other analogous acts P. “Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children” is a way of thinking
a holistic
constructive and
pro-active approach to teaching
helps children develop appropriate thinking and behavior
fosters self-discipline DEFINITION OF TERMS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL Article 218 of the Family Code of the Philippines
provides the following responsibilties of school adminsitrators, teachers, academic and non-academic and other personnel: A. Exercise special parental authority and responsibility over the child while under their supervision, instruction and custody.
Articles 220 and 223 of the Family Code of the Philippines, Presidential Decree No.603
(Duties and Responsibilities above mentioned) B. Keep them in their company and support

C. Give them love and affection

D. Enhance, protect, preserve

E. Furnish them with good and wholesome educational materials F. Represent them in all matters affecting their interest

G. Inculcate the value of respect and obedience

H. Practice positive and non-violent discipline

I. Perform such other duties as by imposed by law

J. School shall also strictly comply with the school's child protection policy.
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