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Small Children, Big Victims

| February 8, 2017 at 01:10 pm

 Rafael Nuñez - Domestic Abuse

Did you know that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are in great risk of being victims of domestic abuse each year in the US only? Not to mention the rest of the world.

Domestic violence does not strictly mean physical abuse, children can be enormously affected by only witnessing a fight between their parents; hearing and observing any sorts of violence creates a negative effect on their childhood. (more…)

Causes of child trafficking

| October 12, 2016 at 08:51 am

Causes of child trafficking   There are many explanations for child trafficking:

Poverty

Poverty is one of the main causes of child trafficking. Poor families sometimes have no choice but to abandon their children, leaving them in the hands of traffickers. Poverty also causes a large increase in the number of street children and orphans. Vulnerable and fending for themselves, they become the ideal victims for traffickers who don’t hesitate in their promise of better living and working conditions in another country. Unfortunately, the reality is entirely different.

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Trafficking in children

| October 11, 2016 at 09:00 am

ILO - Trafficking in children

Child trafficking is about taking children out of their protective environment and preying on their vulnerability for the purpose of exploitation. Although no precise figures exist, the ILO (in 2005) estimated that 980,000 to 1,225,000 children – both boys and girls – are in a forced labour situation as a result of trafficking.

ILO Convention No. 182 (1999) on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) classifies trafficking among “forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery” and thereby a WFCL to be eliminated as a matter of urgency, irrespective of the country’s level of development.

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Danger of child abuse caseloads in Northamptonshire

| April 8, 2013 at 08:36 am

Some children’s social workers in Northamptonshire have almost double the number of recommended cases in their in-trays.

National guidelines state social workers should have between 11 and 16 cases at any one time, but Northamptonshire County Council social services staff in the children’s department, which was subject to a damning inspection report last month, have claimed they cannot give some child protection cases the attention they deserve because workloads are too high

And it is claimed some colleagues have left the authority because of the unrealistic caseloads. (more…)

Dads and Daughters: Damage of child abuse leaves scars on all of us

| March 21, 2013 at 08:18 am

I scanned the article’s subhead — Donald Lee Cockrell of Sandy is found guilty in the death of his battered 3-year-old daughter. Then I saw the photos of Cockrell and his daughter, Lexi Pounder. With big eyes and blond hair in pigtails, she looked like a cross between my own two daughters when they were younger.

Lexi died battered and severely malnourished. At 3 1/2 years of age, she weighed 21 pounds, the average weight of a 15-month-old.

The story of Lexi’s brief existence is the story of hell on Earth. (more…)

Child abuse causes damage to the brain

| October 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Neurologists have discovered that the way children are treated in their early years can have a remarkable impact on their brain development.

These two images are brain scans of two three-year-old children. The brain on the left is much bigger and contains fewer dark “fuzzy” areas and less spots, reports the UK’s Telegraph. (more…)

Child abuse nearly all in the family, research shows

| at 12:43 pm

TWO out of three child abuse survivors who contacted a helpline were harmed by a member of their immediate family, with just 2 per cent hurt by a stranger, research shows.

A further one in four victims was harmed by a member of their extended family, one in eight by a family friend and one in 10 by a member of a religious group. (more…)

Child abuse charity to run ‘silence fixed it for Jim’ ads

| October 26, 2012 at 09:02 am

The National Association of People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is to run a press and poster ad campaign referencing the Jimmy Saville revelations, to encourage people to speak up if they suspect abuse.

The campaign uses the stark image of a ‘Jim’ll Fix It’-style badge to reflect the public’s shock and revulsion about the way a famous figure was able to use, and hide behind, a position of trust and celebrity. The activity encourages people to speak up if they are a victim and stresses the importance of speaking up if you suspect wrongdoing. (more…)

Another teacher detained in suspected child abuse case

| October 25, 2012 at 08:20 am

Child abuseImages showing preschooler being held by his ears sparks online fury

A second preschool teacher has been detained over online images that appear to show her abusing children in Zhejiang province.
In a photo shared by millions of netizens, Yan Yanhong – an uncertified teacher – is seen holding up a child by his ears.

The picture and a related video clip, were taken at the privately owned Lankongque Kindergarten in Wenling, and originally uploaded to Yan’s QQ instant-messenger account. (more…)

Father ‘DIDN’T torture his daughter, seven, to death with stun gun because he loved her so much he bought her an iPad,’ claims family at centre of horrific murder trial

| September 20, 2012 at 05:37 am

Hamad Saod Al Sherawi abused two daughters with boiling water
One daughter died and other left disabled after abuse, court hears

A man accused of killing his eight-year-old daughter after torturing her and his sister with stun guns and hot irons was ‘a great father who loved his children,’ his brother told a Dubai court today. (more…)