Education inspectors in Istanbul trained on child abuse cases
Önder Öndeş – ISTANBUL
Inspectors from Istanbul’s provincial education directorate have received training on how to deal with child sexual abuse cases in schools at a seminar.
Many professors, doctors and psychologists attended the “Child Abuse Seminar” as speakers on Feb. 5 at Istanbul Erkek Lisesi, a co-ed high school, discussing ways to conduct investigations into sex abuse claims.
“Child Monitoring Centers [ÇİM] are significant to hear children’s voices. Here, experts listen to children. Meticulous efforts should be undertaken in child abuse incidents,” said Feridun Yenisey, a law professor from Istanbul’s Bahçeşehir University, who has spent 20 years working on children’s rights.
Inspectors from the Education Ministry were given information on how authorities can take the necessary precautions regarding abuse cases and steps for the relevant cases to be evaluated and finalized professionally.
In order to provide mental and emotional support during the legal procedures, legal and psychological aspects of child abuse cases were also discussed on the panel.
The conference aimed to generate a mutual understanding among inspectors in order to conduct investigations in an effective manner from the point of the victims and those accused.