Role of the Family in Child Protection

  • Sibnath Deb
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


This chapter discusses the role of the family in the upbringing of children. Available primary and secondary data about this issue have been discussed in this chapter at length. The UN Convention on Rights of the Child clearly states the role of the family towards child protection and it further mandates the local government to take care of child upbringing, if the family fails to do so or if parents are unavailable. Evidence clearly indicates that a large number of children experience abuse and neglect within the family. The significance of the positive role of parents, effective parenting styles, supervision of children’s education, providing children the required support for persuasion of their education successfully and finally ensuring them a safe, congenial and comfortable environment in the family as well as the challenges a family faces which can have adverse effects on a child’s upbringing are elaborately elucidated in the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PsychologyPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia

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