ATC Release: Scaling in Depth
When a child who has been missing from home, is found by the police or other relevant authorities, it is important to gather preliminary facts of the case before restoring the child immediately to the family. Ashima (name changed), was a missing girl child who was found by the police, and produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). Once the primary facts were presented before the CWC by the Police, they wanted to be better informed on the case. A temporary Order to place the child in a Child Care Institution (CCI) was passed and once the child was placed in a CCI, it was revealed that there was a lot more to the case than what met the eyes prima facie.