Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Outrage at plan to scrap police child abuse units

THERE has been further condemnation of the police plan to dismantle family violence, child abuse and sexual offences units countrywide. Reacting to a media reports yesterday about the closure, Child Welfare SA acting executive director Lynette Schreuder said: If these allegations are correct, this will have a negative impact on the already weak, under-resourced, fragmented and unco-ordinated child protection system in our country. She said these units played an important role in the protection of children and in ensuring that the rights of children who were unfortunate victims of abuse were upheld. Childline Eastern Cape director Anni Rossouw also condemned the closure. It is very bad because we have a very good relationship with that unit.

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