Child Abuse and the Likely Abusers… ⚠️

Trigger Warning ⚠️ Child Sexual Abuse Information

Not all of us are aware that when we warn our children not to talk to strangers and not to get into cars of people you don’t know… the statistics show that the person most likely to abuse a child is someone close to them, like a parent, teacher or older relative.

These are the predators we need to protect our children from… as well as the “boogie man down the alleyway”. Remember that women sexually abuse too. Leaving a child with a female doesn’t necessarily mean they’re automatically safe from sexual abuse.

“Any child is at risk of being sexual abused. It’s important to remember that both boys and girls can be sexually abused.

Most children who’ve been sexual abused were abused by someone they know. This could be a family member, a friend or someone who has targeted them – like a teacher or sports coach.”

“If a child reveals abuse
If a child talks to you about sexual abuse it’s important to:

listen carefully to what they’re saying
let them know they’ve done the right thing by telling you
tell them it’s not their fault
say you’ll take them seriously
don’t confront the alleged abuser
explain what you’ll do next
report what the child has told you as soon as possible.”

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-abuse/

#NSPCC #children #abuse #MeToo #survivor #childabuse #help

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