How do you deal with an unacceptable behavior of a
child in a child care institution (CCI)?
Every entity would have their acceptable behaviors and not acceptable behaviors and the children's homes are no different. JJ Act doesn't prescribe what is acceptable/ not acceptable behavior but expects the institution to orient and train the child of their rules (sub-rule (M)(1) of rule (69) of JJ rules 2016)
Having said this, JJ rules (2016) do prescribe the possible specific actions, a child care institution can engage in, in case of violation of rule(s) that constitute to be 'unacceptable behavior'.
Sub rules (1) and (2) of rule N of JJ rules 2016 states the following:
N. Manner of dealing with unacceptable behavior:-
(1) The action taken shall be commensurate with the nature and degree of violation and the age of the child and may be any of the following:
(i) formal warning;
(ii) assignment of house-keeping tasks;
(iii) imposition writing i.e. writing a number of times that he shall not repeat the behavior; and
(iv) forfeiture of privileges viz. permission to watch television, permission to go for outdoor activity, sports and recreation and other preferred activity;
(2) No child shall be subject to corporal punishment or any mental harassment including humiliating behavior affecting the dignity of the child.