After the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the state has seen 487 cases so far registered.
Along with that, the government has setup 'Collaborative Child Response Units' in four private and one government hospitals in city to address the child abuse cases.
The POCSO Act has been implemented in Karnataka since November 2012. The government has taken lot of steps to create awareness about POCSO Act in police, child protection officers and NGOs who are working for the children. Even, courts are identified in every districts for dealing the cases registered under the act.
The department for women and child development has setup the collaborative child response units in Bangalore's leading five hospitals for properly handling of child abuse cases. MS Ramaiah medical hospital, Baptist hospital, Indiragandi children hospital, Saint John's hospital and Kempe Gowda medical college hospital are the five hospitals.
The training has been conducted for medical staff, police, social workers and counselors in these hospitals with the help of experts regarding collaboration child response units. The objective of this training is to prepare protocol for the process of complying with the treatment, counseling to the victim child and parents. Then, inquires,
counseling of victim child and how to prepare the report from police station.