International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2018,8,4,163-166.
Child abuse and neglect, i.e. maltreatment usually are common to under 18 children globally. It varies from physical, mental and social ill-treatment which harms the child. It has short-term and lifelong consequences which can ultimately slow down the countries social and economic development indirectly. It is estimated that 1 in every 5th women and 1 in 13th men reported being sexually abused during their childhood.Though the issue is quite complicated and apparently the above figure underestimates the actual value. Mostly, it is due to disruption of the social fabric in a community. Extensive failure by the pillars of the community like schools, institutions, families, to timely notify and take action against proper authorities to maintain high status of their organisation and avoiding to be stigmatised. This case study describes how a school girl was sexually exploited and how the intersectoral coordination could prevent it.