Effectiveness of Awareness Programme on Knowledge regarding Policies initiated by the Government towards Child Welfare among women at Pillayarkuppam, Puducherry.
Background: The child protection field comprises both Government and Non-Governmental agencies providing a wide range of services. The main aim of this child protection is to help families to provide safe care for their children.
Each year, the awareness programme on child protection targets children with and without disability, mainly in the rural areas. According to Wikipedia’s child protection policy, is a set of usually Government-run services designed to protect children and young people who are underage and to encourage family stability. The Government of India has launched many policies towards child welfare which many of the families are unaware. The objectives of the study was to assess the level of knowledge on child welfare among women and to evaluate the effectiveness of awareness program on knowledge among women regarding policies towards child welfare .
Methodology: Pre experimental research design was used in this study. 50 women from Pillayarkuppam were selected using Purposive Sampling Technique. A pretest was done to assess the level of knowledge of mothers on the various policies initiated by the Government towards child welfare. An awareness program on the various Policies (Integrated Child Protection Scheme, Ujjawala Scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Creche Scheme, National Policy for children etc.,) was made known and after 7 days a post test was done. Findings: The results revealed that the awareness programme was found to be highly significant at p<0.001 level.