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believed. If a child comes to you and discloses something you have an obligation to believe this child and report. It takes a lot of courage for a child to speak up and whether you do or do not believe what is being said, the child should be supported to report and let justice takes it course. Many adults do not believe disclosures of abuse by children because the alleged perpetrator may come across as an upstanding member of the community and has groomed the adults around the child to make them believe them over the child. For example, this happens a lot where the alleged perpetrator maybe the dad and the non-offending parent the mum has been either groomed by the dad to think he is above and beyond doing anything so sick or is in fear of the dad so is indirectly complicit in the abuse or maybe directly complicit in the abuse. In conclusion all adults need to know that child sexual abuse is prevalent. They need to understand the complexities of grooming within the family home and outside the family home. They need to educate their children about the dangers and consistently tell their children that they are loved and to keep the lines of communication open. Wh at h ave been som e of you r m ost m em or able m om en t s in t er m s of you r w or k ? There are so many! The first memorable moment is taking the decision to write a book. It was a huge scary thing to do. * Would my husband and my family support me in writing the book and going public?

all adults need to know that child sexual abuse is prevalent. They need to understand the complexities of grooming within the family home and outside the family home.

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Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

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