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.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Retaliation fears curb child abuse reporting

TORONTO -- Fear of retribution is the No. 1 reason Ontario residents give for not reporting child abuse, a survey says. The survey, commissioned by the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies, also indicated more than 55% said they would shy away from reporting abuse by someone they knew well and 48% said they would be more likely to report someone they knew only casually. Jeanette Lewis, executive director of the association, said it's clear there is still a stigma about reporting child abuse. "Our fear is that the understandable discomfort involved in reporting possible mistreatment will result in a child being overlooked." Lewis said yesterday. .

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