Have you ever come across a child whom you suspect is the victim of child abuse??

It is VERY VERY IMPORTANT to come out of shell and provide help to the abused child. The least we can do is to report is to concerned authorities. Most of us are reluctant to get involved in other people\'s lives.

Understanding some of the myths behind reporting may help put your mind at ease if you need to report child abuse.

MYTH #1 It is not good to interfere in someone else\'s family

You must understand that the effects of child abuse are lifelong, affecting future relationships, self-esteem, and sadly putting even more children at risk of abuse as the cycle continues. Help break the cycle of child abuse. Do you still think it will be a good idea to stay out of it?


MYTH #2 I may end up breaking up someone\'s family

The priority in child protective services is keeping children in the home. A child abuse report does not mean a child is automatically removed from the home - unless the child is clearly in danger. Support such as parenting classes, anger management or other resources may be offered first to parents if safe for the child.


MYTH #3 They will come to know it was me who reported

Reporting is anonymous. In most places, you do not have to give your name when you report child abuse. The child abuser cannot find out who made the report of child abuse.


MYTH #4 It wont make a difference and better to stay quiet

If you have a gut feeling that something is wrong, it is better to be safe than sorry. Even if you don’t see the whole picture, others may have noticed as well, and a pattern can help identify child abuse that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks.


Where to Report

You may report the matter either to the Police or any NGO

There are lots of NGOs and charitable organizations working for the children. Please go through our website to find out the NGOs (working for children specially child abuse ) with their contact details .


Atijeevan Foundation
2013-10-27, 10:52
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Rudra Prasad
2013-10-27, 10:55
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