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.
ICANCL Group has members from various disciplines and agencies working for child welfare chapters. It has branches in several states and large cities. It works closely with other national and international agencies towards advocacy and information, sensitization of civil society and increasing government and bureaucratic involvement in ensuring the rights and protects of children. ICANCL members, individually and in groups have done commendable work among underprivileged and deprived children.
The Group has a sizable membership but we need a much wider representation. It is realized that members would have variable amounts of time to devote to ICANCL related activities.
The Group would, however, welcome the support and endorsement of all who share our deep concern for children and help us to fight for their rights, which we shall pursue more aggressively. Health care, education and protection are the rights of every child, which the concerned authorities must provide.