We are increasingly and painfully confronted with the numerous instances of child abuse and its disastrous consequences in India and elsewhere in the world whereby the victim’s trust is betrayed and dignity is violated. Responding to the need for quick action to protect children and to ensure their harmonious development, the book Safety Net for Children is a sure help for the parents and all child care providers. The book amply delineates the Safe Children Standards and Case Management System to heal the wounds inflicted on victims, to repair damage and to prevent abuses. Various child protection laws of our country and the Church is elucidated in this book as a ready reference for those who are child care providers – schools, hostels, orphanages, care homes and of course, the family which is a fundamental group of the society.
Most Rev. Gerald Almeida
Bishop of Jabalpur
Fr. Dominic Thomas is a Canon Lawyer and a member of the Diocesan Tribunal of Jabalpur Diocese. He has completed his post-graduation in Philosophy from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur in 1992 and received the gold medal. During the past 27 years he has rendered his services in the diocese of Jabalpur as Diocesan Chancellor and Finance Officer, parish priest, Diocesan Youth Director, Director of the Diocesan Hospital and Administrator of St. Aloysius Engineering College, Jabalpur. He is a visiting Professor in Khrist Premalaya Theological Institute, Ashta (M.P.).
He has authored ‘A Resolute Journey’ and ‘God-Given Shepherds’ – two books delineating the history of Jabalpur Mission and the life-sketches of missionaries of Jabalpur Mission. ‘Mixed Marriage Laws and Pastoral Care’ is another work by the same author.