Young at Risk (YaR) Categories
Young at Risk (YaR) is an umbrella term that embraces several categories of children and other young persons who are found to be in various situations of risk. The statutes of the YaR Forum name the following categories of young persons as Young at Risk. It is to such as those categories that the network members of YaR Forum are invited to reach out all across India.
The Young at Risk categories are:Street children, child labourers, abandoned orphans, young prisoners or children in conflict with the law, young substance-abusers, children in war-torn and conflict areas, refugee children or children of displaced ethnic minorities, children in the sex-trade and children affected by HIV/AIDS. A province may also indicate other similar settings for young people at risk as falling under this category.