The Role of the Legal System in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse

  • B. Madhana and B. Srinidhi
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  • B. Madhana

    Assistant Professor at School of Law, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India

  • B. Srinidhi

    Student at School of Law, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India

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Child abuse is a pervasive and deeply troubling issue that affects countless children worldwide, leaving enduring emotional, psychological, and physical scars. This abstract explores the complex dynamics of child abuse, shedding light on its various forms, causes, consequences, and preventive measures. Child abuse encompasses physical, emotional, sexual, and neglectful maltreatment of minors. It often occurs within families, affecting children's well-being, trust, and development. The causes of child abuse are multifaceted, with factors such as parental stress, substance abuse, mental health issues, and intergenerational cycles of abuse playing significant roles. The consequences of child abuse are far-reaching, affecting victims well into adulthood. It can lead to a range of problems, including mental health disorders, impaired social relationships, and increased risk of engaging in abusive behavior themselves. Prevention is the cornerstone of addressing child abuse. Public awareness campaigns, improved social services, and accessible mental health resources for families can mitigate risk factors and promote child safety. This abstract emphasizes the urgent need to recognize, prevent, and respond to child abuse, with a collective effort to ensure every child's right to a safe and nurturing environment. Only through comprehensive and sustained action can we protect the world's most vulnerable members and break the cycle of abuse.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1801 - 1809


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