NCPA to take action over complaints of sexual harassment in school vans

NCPA to take action over complaints of sexual harassment in school vans

NCPA to take action over complaints of sexual harassment in school vans

Written by Staff Writer

03 Apr, 2015 | 7:35 am

The National Child Protection Authority says that they have received a number of complaints of children being subjected to sexual harassment while travelling in school vans.

Speaking to News 1st, Chairperson of the Authority Natasha Balendran stated that a request has been made to the Ministry of Internal Transport to take preventive measures in this regard.

Speaking further, Balendran stated that steps are being taken enforce a requirement for van drivers to possess a police report. She added that programme should be formulated whereby teachers, parents and drivers should work together to prevent further instances of child abuse.

She added that the Transport Authority has been instructed to issue a regulation whereby school vans would be required to have a female attendant in order to be able to transport children.

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