Child Protection Laws in India: A Brief Review

  • Vivek Mehta Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Anupma Raheja Private Practitioner, Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, New Delhi
Keywords: Dental professionals, child abuse, detection, reporting, child protection laws.


Dental professionals play an imperative role in detection and reporting of cases of child abuse. In addition they need to be aware of the existing primary laws for child protection in India, so that they can report to appropriate authorities without any hesitation. This article attempts to make dental practitioners throughout the country conscious of the legal aspects of child abuse.