Number of Child Abuse Cases Served by Item and Year

Table ID: 3E3D33A0


Indicator Number of Child Abuse Cases Served, by Type of Abuse and by Sex
Definition "Total cases of abused children who have been served by the DSWD.

As provided for in Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, any person may report, orally or in writing, a case of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation to the following concerned agencies:

> Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
> Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
> Local Social Welfare and Development Office (LSWDO) of the municipality, city or province;
> Philippine National Police (PNP),
> National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) or other law enforcement agencies;
> Punong barangay, barangay kagawad or tribal leader;
> Any member of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC); and
> Barangay help desk officer or Violence Against Women (VAW) help desk officer

The victims themselves may file the complaint, or on their behalf, it could be their parent or legal guardian, relatives, barangay chairman, social workers, or at least (3) concerned citizens. Furthermore, any person who reported a child abuse case shall be assured of confidentiality and anonymity, and free from any civil and administrative liability.

After receiving the report, any public or private hospital, medical clinic or similar institution, or attending physician and nurse is prescribed to make an oral or written report to the DSWD/LSWDO about the examination/treatment done to the victim within 48 hours of knowledge of the incident.
If proven that an abuse was committed, the concerned agencies will provide all the necessary assistance to ensure the safety of the victim. These include providing the needed physical, emotional and medical treatments, placing the child under protective custody, filing appropriate charges against the perpetrator, and implementing psychosocial interventions."
Method of Computation Compilation
Source of Basic Data Administrative records from the Department of Social Welfare and Development
Source Document/Agency Department of Social Welfare and Development
Frequency of Release Annual
Latest Available 2016
Level of Disaggregation "National, by Sex, by Type of Abuse"
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Last Updated [insert date]


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