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  Attempt to provide holistic Support for child victim of abuse: Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012   The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 is a Central Legislation and is applicable to the whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir. POCSO Act intends to protect the child’s right to privacy and confidentiality through all stages of a judicial process involving the child and gives paramount importance at every stage to the principle of best interest and wellbeing of the child in order to ensure healthy physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of the child. The POCSO Act 2012 defines a child as any person below the age of 18 years and provides protection to all children under the age of 18 years from the offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. Penetrative sexual assault aggravated penetrative sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual harassment, and using a child for por

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