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Punishment or Child Abuse?

| September 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

WASHINGTON — THE indictment last week of the N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson by a Texas grand jury for reckless or negligent injury to a child has set into relief the harmful disciplinary practices of some black families. Mr. Peterson used a “switch,” a slim, leafless tree branch, to beat his 4-year-old son, raising welts on the youngster’s legs, buttocks and scrotum.

This is child abuse dressed up as acceptable punishment.

While 70 percent of Americans approve of corporal punishment, black Americans have a distinct history with the subject. (more…)

Double child abuse agony for Rochdale family

| September 17, 2014 at 07:43 am

Two children from one family were sexually abused in separate paedophile scandals in Rochdale the BBC has found.

A boy was sexually assaulted at Knowl View School and a decade later his sister was groomed for sex by a gang of Asian men in the town.

Their mother only learned from the BBC that her son, who died recently, had been a victim.

Cris Carter Takes A Stand Against Child Abuse And Reveals What NFL Players Truly Respect

| September 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

Cris Carter believes there is no place in the home for corporal punishment and no place for abusers on an NFL field.

In an emotional, personal monologue delivered on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” the Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver took a stand against child abuse in response to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being indicted in a child injury case.

“This goes across all racial lines, ethnicities, religious backgrounds. People in disciplining their children. People with any sort of Christian background, they really believe in discipling their children,” Carter began. (more…)

Child abuse accusations against ex-deputy headmaster of North Wales children’s home ‘supported’

| September 12, 2014 at 08:29 am

Officers investigating Operation Pallial told 19 people their allegations against Peter Howarth supported offences including indecent assault

Information given to an historic child abuse investigation about a former deputy headmaster of a North Wales children’s home would have “supported” 38 offences if he was still alive.

Operation Pallial, which is investigating allegations of abuse in the care system in North Wales, told 19 people that the information they provided about Peter Norman Howarth “would have been supportive” of offences including indecent assault. (more…)

West Midlands child abuse cases to have ‘no secrets’ review

| September 11, 2014 at 01:06 pm

A review of child sexual exploitation cases in the West Midlands has been called by the new Police and Crime Commissioner.

David Jamieson said it would look for evidence of agencies missing abuse, as seen in Rotherham.

He said his team would be open to “problems in the past that haven’t been dealt with” and promised “no secrets” from the public.

Rotherham investigations found at least 1,400 children were abused in 16 years. (more…)

‘Anonymous Tip’: Homeschooling’s Obsession With ‘False’ Reports Of Child Abuse

| September 10, 2014 at 08:05 am

This June, a seven-year-old Pennsylvania boy was found by child welfare workers, nearly starved to death and weighing less than 25 pounds. According to police, the child was being denied food, beaten with a belt, and not allowed outside by his mother and grandparents — who are now charged with attempted murder and other offenses.

Because the child was homeschooled and enrolled at online charter school, he was largely out of the public view, making detection of the apparent abuse difficult.

Building a National Strategy to End Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths | Commentary

| September 9, 2014 at 10:01 am

Each year, more than 1,500 children across the country die as a result of abuse and neglect. This month, the U.S. Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities met in Detroit as part of a multi-state fact-finding mission to develop a national strategy for reducing these tragedies.

The commission, established by Congress through the “Protect Our Kids Act of 2012,” is charged with studying the scope of the problem, identifying what works to protect these kids, and reviewing the impact of current federal and state policy and funding on this problem.

The issue is complex, and it impacts every neighborhood, every community, and every state in our nation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — the official source of data on this issue — more than 15,000 children died from abuse or neglect between 2001 and 2010; 285 of those deaths occurred in Michigan. (more…)

Bikers Against Child Abuse ride for good cause

| September 8, 2014 at 02:05 pm

Riders raise money for children’s summer camp

SAN ANTONIO – Hundreds of bikers hit the road Saturday for the 3rd-Annual Breaking the Chains Across Texas rally and ride.

Bikers Against Child Abuse, as they are known, said they not only raising money to help victims, they are also there to support them.

“Our mission is to empower and protect kids. We ride all over the state. We do all sorts of things in courtrooms, kid houses, therapy, all sorts of things we do to support children, to empower them to not live in fear,” said one rider, known as Ace. (more…)

2 Nova Scotia daycares failed to report suspected child abuse

| September 4, 2014 at 07:47 am

Information obtained by CBC shows 842 pages of violations by close to 400 daycares

Workers at two daycare centres in Nova Scotia failed to report suspected child abuse in the past two years, CBC News has learned.

Now, the minister in charge of early childhood development is reviewing the rules to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

According to the province’s daycare regulations, if a child-care centre suspects abuse — be it physical, neglect, sexual or emotional harm — protocol says it must be reported.

Rotherham child abuse scandal: New victims come forward

| September 3, 2014 at 07:40 am

Twelve new victims have made allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused, police say.

South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton revealed the new cases as he gave evidence to a Commons committee.

Earlier, Home Secretary Theresa May said the government was considering carrying out an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the scandal (more…)