Population groups that are most vulnerable to child labour
require special attention. Many of the most abusive types of child labour are
hidden and few organizations have the capacity to identify and handle them.
Child victims may also have developed various coping mechanisms and often there
will be differences in the needs of boys and girls. Thus, special efforts are
required to first identify the groups for priority action and then develop a
range of appropriate interventions.
It is essential to prevent children from becoming engaged in
extreme forms of child labour. This involves intensive awareness-raising, and
the provision of viable alternatives. In cases where organizations aim to
withdraw children from the worst forms of child labour, the types of
intervention need to include identification and rescue of children working under
forced labour conditions, legal aid, intensive counselling and other
rehabilitation measures for the children and their