Indian Child Abuse, Neglect and Child Labour Group (ICANCL Group) is a nationally registered society (Registration number S-68745/2010). It was started in 1996 within the framework of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP).
Recognizing the impact of socioeconomic, cultural and environmental factors on child health, development and overall welfare, ICANCL Group specifically focuses on comprehensive child welfare, child rights, abuse, neglect, exploitation and rehabilitation.
The ICANCL Group addresses the problems of Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) with a multidisciplinary approach with other agencies and community organizations interested in child welfare. The group has committed its efforts to reach out to the neglected, deprived and abused children for their comprehensive needs, which include health aspects, education, rehabilitation, protection and prevention. Membership of ICANCL group is open to people of all disciplines interested in protection of children. Advocacy, information and sensitization are the crucial issues. The Group has held a number of national and regional conferences and publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting its work and informing on ICANCL issues.
Our logo depicts a boy and a girl leaping out of the shackles of barbed wire that represents child abuse, neglect and child labour. The girl holds a book, signifying the right to education. The boy has a ball, signifying the right to play, to be a child! They leap up together, holding hands, indicating their right to a joyous, healthy childhood. The rising sun represents hope, light, and a new awakening.